It certainly feels like spring, with warm temperatures and clear skies. And it’s starting to look like spring too, with the first daffodils starting to come out and the first green buds appearing on the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin.
2017 Cherry Blossom Watch
The latest information, updates, and photos of Washington DC's cherry blossoms blooming in 2017.
It’s sunny and windy. The warmer than normal temperatures we’re still seeing–and expect to see for a while yet–continue to tilt the odds in favor of an earlier bloom. And there’s an early spring treat just across the road from the Tidal Basin.
It feels like spring today, with blue skies, warm sun, and still conditions. And it continues the trend of above-average temperatures we’ve seen through this winter.
We had a little snow last night. Just enough to be pretty without causing any headaches. But with January closing out it’ll end up being warmer than normal for the month. That’s on the back of a December where average temperatures were also above normal.
There’s not much new to report since the last update, although temperatures have remained warmer than normal, and it looks like we’ll close out January with temperatures above average for the month.
There’s not much to see yet, and it’s been a fairly unremarkable winter, but we’re now starting to head into the period where things start to take shape.
Yes, it happens, even as the leaves are turning reddish-brown and falling off. There are several autumn-blooming cherry trees around the National Mall.
The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are also looking very colorful at the moment, but not in the way they’re best known for. Many of the leaves are turning an orange or reddish brown, making for quite a pretty sight all the way around the water’s edge.
The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC’s cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in Spring 2017.