NPS Revises Peak Bloom Prediction

The National Park Service has revised their 2020 cherry blossom peak bloom forecast. They now predict that they'll reach peak bloom sometime between March 21 and 24.

DC Cherry Blossoms in 2021

It seems increasingly likely that DC will still be under COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2021 while the cherry blossoms are blooming. So it's shaping up to be a good year to follow along from afar from the safety and comfort of your home.

The horticulturists at the National Park Service have revised their 2020 cherry blossom peak bloom forecast.

They now predict that they’ll reach peak bloom sometime between March 21 and 24. Their original prediction was March 27-30.

We’ve had several days of 70-plus-degree temperatures, which has been speeding progress along.

You can find many more photos from the Tidal Basin today in this morning’s update.

Last night, the Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang also revised their prediction, bringing it forward five days to March 20-24.

Last updated March 11, 2020

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  • Hello David
    With the cancellations of the cherry blossom festival activities and about the coronavirus
    Can you believe that the tidal bassin park can be closed?
    Thank you

    • I can't speak for the NPS, but closing down the Tidal Basin and West Potomac Park wouldn't seem to me practical or a particularly helpful use of their resources. They have cancelled the Welcome Area, which is what they call the part where they set up the tents, food vendors, activities, etc, in the parking lot.

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