Cherry blossom forecast: Peak bloom will come about a week early this year
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
For the third year in a row, cherry blossoms are likely to reach peak bloom on the early side in Washington. Already, green color has emerged in the buds at the Tidal Basin, indicating the bloom process has initiated, somewhat earlier than normal.
We are predicting peak bloom during the window between March 23 and 27 this year, centered on the 25th. This is roughly a week ahead of the recent (30-year) average of March 31.