Harry Reid is an idiot
Of course, if those skeptics had taken a stroll along the Potomac River on a 70-degree day this February, they would have seen cherry trees blossoming earlier than at any time since they were planted 100 years ago. Washington experienced its warmest spring since record keeping began in 1895.
The first blooms appeared on March 15. There was only one day in February which reached 70 degrees, and that was the first day of the month. Apparently Harry believes that he saw cherry blossoms on February 1.
In 1946, the blooms appeared a day or two earlier.