Latest Cherry Blossom Bloom On Record?

DC blossoms should peak in about three days, tying for the latest peak bloom on record.

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Bloom Watch | National Cherry Blossom Festival

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12 Responses to Latest Cherry Blossom Bloom On Record?

  1. gator69 says:

    “1913 -­ 1920: Workmen continued planting Yoshino trees around the Tidal Basin. The cherry trees of the other eleven varieties and the remaining Yoshino trees were planted in East Potomac Park.
    1927: April 16, the original planting of Japanese cherry trees was commemorated by a re-enactment of the event by Washington school children.
    1934: The District of Columbia Commissioners sponsored a three-day celebration.
    1935: The first “Cherry Blossom Festival” was sponsored jointly by many civic groups and became an annual event in subsequent years.”

    http://www.nps.gov/cherry/cherry-blossom-history.htm

    It would be interesting to see what the peak dates looked like in the thirties.

  2. MikeTheDenier says:

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  3. Robertv says:

    Everything will be different because of global warming

    Air travel to get bumpier as CO2 emissions rise, scientists say

    Turbulence to become more frequent, stronger by mid-century
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/08/climate-airlines-turbulence-idUSL5N0CQ3CA20130408

  4. ACR says:

    I think the latest peak bloom on record is April 18, 1958.

  5. ACR says:

    Steven … I know this is going to sound like I’m prioritizing your time … BUT ….

    It sure would be interesting to see how March temperatures and peak bloom dates are correlated. I’m guessing that there might be other factors at play here. Perhaps 100 year old trees tend to reach peak bloom at an earlier date than 30 year old trees.

  6. Eric Simpson says:

    “The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now. ” -The Economist, Mar 30th 2013

  7. What’s the Groundhog been doing?

  8. Andy DC says:

    With current warm spell, peak bloom is forecast for 4/9. The latest bloom in 20 years is hardly a sign of catastrophic warming. Neither is the current Colorado blizzard.

  9. Ben says:

    They just announced that today we have reached peak bloom status

    http://www.nps.gov/cherry/cherry-blossom-bloom.htm
    “2013 Peak Bloom: We have reached Peak Bloom status today April 9, 2013.”

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