Three years ago, experts made this brilliant forecast. DC cherry blossoms in February, and peak bloom in early March
The New York Times predicted cherry blossoms at Christmas
So how did these brilliant forecasts from our top scientists turn out? The Potomac was frozen solid in early March.
According to the official stats, cherry blossoms are blooming later in DC than they used to. (2015 date based on National Park Service estimate.)
This year may be the latest on record.
But it wasn’t always like this. In 1946, the blossoms were already open by mid-March
Government climate experts are paid political hacks who don’t know understand the first thing about climate, or what controls it.