Latest Cherry Blossoms On Record In Washington DC

This is the first year on record when cherry blossom florets were not active in Washington DC during March.

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Bloom Watch | National Cherry Blossom Festival

Three years ago, scientists predicted cherry blossom florets in January.

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Could cherry blossoms one day be blooming in winter? – The Washington Post

Every day is April Fools Day in government funded climate science.


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43 Responses to Latest Cherry Blossoms On Record In Washington DC

  1. kentclizbe says:

    Was just working on putting this data on a graph.

    This is an ACTUAL proxy for “global warming,” unlike tree rings.

    There is more data available, also.

    Click to access Cherry-Festival-dates.pdf

    The “Yoshino bloom” column in the link above, going back to 1921, is the same data as the “Peak Bloom” column in your data above.

    Graphing the peak bloom data, from 1921 to 2015 should show, since the globe is experiencing runaway heating, a constant rise.

  2. Robertv says:

    But there must be a place on Earth where they blossomed earlier than normal.

    • nielszoo says:

      Well, I wrote this sophisticated, complex, state-of-the-art model… but I need a couple of million dollars to buy the supercomputers that I need to run it. Remember, models are more accurate than real life and have the advantage of “fixing” those historic measurements. If the check clears today I’ll have those blossoms blooming on March 2nd… sometime towards the end of the summer depending on how hard my proprietary algore-ythm is to “debug” and when a spot opens up in the “peer review” and publish cycle.

    • terrence says:

      How about Vancouver, BC, Canada? The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival was scheduled to run from April 2 to 29, 2015 (it is usually in April). But in many, if not mostm areas the blossom started in February and are now all gone. It will not be much of a festival

      • Gail Combs says:

        Loopy jets.

        The weak/loopy Jets are indicative of cold/glacial type climate. Shocking Polar Vortex From 20,000 Years Ago

        An explanation by Dr. Tim Ball (one of the few actual Climatologists) It’s The Circumpolar Vortex Not The Polar Vortex And Other PR Deceptions

        At the end Dr. Ball says:

        ….With a Meridional [loopy] pattern cold air pushes toward the Equator and warm air toward the Poles….

        As the dome of cold polar air expands (Figure 1) seasonally or because of global cooling the mean position of the Polar Front moves toward the Equator increasing the temperature contrast between the two air masses. Cold air is denser and heavier than warm air so it dictates what happens as we know from the evolution of mid latitude cyclogenesis. With this new pattern the surplus energy from the tropics is increasingly concentrated in the warm axes Waves thus increasing the temperature.

        <b.This likely explains why when extreme cold pushes south, as it did in the recent cold spell over eastern North America, very warm Wave regions develop.

        The pattern of the Waves also determines precipitation events. For example, the extreme Meridional flow of 1816 caused an extreme drought in central and western North America. Agricultural droughts in the middle latitudes are related to blocking when dry conditions persist for 8 to 10 weeks. Similarly, flooding occurs in other regions. We can witness these patterns now [2014] with the flooding in Britain ….

        UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he “suspects” the storms and floods are linked to climate change. He is right for the wrong reason. He believes the changes are the result of warming when they are actually due to cooling. It appears it is ignorance not a political distortion. Agenda 21 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) arose out of the works of members of the Club of Rome to which Holdren was a major contributor. When climate was chosen as a political vehicle it became a war. It became “us against them” or “if you are not with me you must be against me”. And as Aeschylus said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.”

        Unfortunately the cooling of the earth produces Meridional flow with extremes in temperature, blocking highs causing holding patterns like the Russian heat wave a few years back, drought, floods and other extreme weather events. The ClimAstrologists know this and that is why Global Warming morphed into ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Climate Disruption.’

  3. KTM says:

    Which government work crews are responsible for spending entire days observing the blossoming of cherry trees, and how to do I get in on that?

  4. Hugh K says:

    What a tragedy. Maybe a drum circle would help…quick, someone go to Indianapolis and round up the perpetual victims and bring them to DC to stop this madness!!!

    • Neal S says:

      Sure. These folk would rather worship the creation than worship the creator. It would not surprise me at all if they cared more about trees than they did human life.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Obummers Science Czar, John Holdren argued that trees have legal rights and should be allowed the standing to sue in a court of law.

        These people are seriously warped. The lunatics really are running the asylum!

        • Snowleopard says:


          OK. Who gets to represent the trees? Would this mean that trees would have the right to sufficient CO2 in the air to assure their optimum growth?? 🙂

        • Disillusioned says:

          “OK. Who gets to represent the trees? ”

          Perhaps Greenpeace, or the Sierra Club. Or the World Wildlife Fund (note: “Fund”). Among the others, I believe Donna La Framboise discovered that NGO was the single-largest group of non-scientists to help write the UN IPCC Climate Assessment Report. World’s best and brightest scientists my arse.

    • Disillusioned says:

      The spawn of those people…

  5. kentclizbe says:

    The cherry trees’ blossom development is dependent on weather conditions, which are inherently variable.

    Peak Bloom for 2015 is predicted to be April 11-14.
    Check this page for updates and follow along on Twitter and Facebook using #CherryBlossoms and #Bloomwatch.

    When do the trees typically bloom?
    2014 peak bloom occurred on April10, 2014
    2013 peak bloom occurred on April 9, 2013
    2012 peak bloom occurred on March 20, 2012.

    The average peak bloom date from 1992 through 2013 is March 31.

    • There is very little chance the blossoms will be in peak bloom on April 14

      • Gail Combs says:

        Our trees are just blooming this past week. Given I am 300+ miles south and in a different plant hardiness zone, I have to agree that April 14th is wishful thinking.

        We did not get above freezing temperatures consistently until the 8th of March. However the DC temperatures parallel those of my area (above freezing starting on the 8th) except one is Dulles Airport and one is rural. If I look at Silver Springs MD instead I get temps hovering around freezing and dipping as low as 26 °F recently.

        Seems those Washington DC Cherry trees put the lie to the ‘Official DC’ temperature record!

  6. SMS says:

    Considering the amount of UHI that has accumulated at the nations capital during the past 100 years, the fact that the cherry blossoms are not in bloom earlier each year is a big surprise. You would think blossoms in the nations capital, or in any large city, would be a proxy for UHI buildup and not CAGW, as UHI has the bigger influence on localized temperature.

  7. dmacleo says:

    in maine and trees here not even showing green under bark let alone budding yet.
    ran around 33 to 35 deg F high today. low was approx 18 deg F.

  8. Eric Simpson says:

    Hotair just did a post on Neil degrass Tyson. My comment:

    Tyson is a huge leftist global warming shill.

    He says everyone else is denying the “obvious” global warming. “Obvious” like, by now, the DC cherry blossoms were supposed to be blooming in February because of global warming. But today is the first April 1 on record when cherry blossoms florets were not active in Washington DC. And it’s NOT an April Fools joke. Obvious like by now we were supposed to be nearly boiling. Instead, we’ve 18 years of stagnant temperatures despite their laughable climate models saying that the temps should have been skyrocketing all this time. We got record Antarctic ice. Record growth of the Arctic ice. Record Great Lakes ice!

    Here’s a post on the DC cherry blossoms:

    Oh, and by now, much of country was supposed to be underwater from the sea rise. But for decades now there has been practically now change in sea level:

    No change, but these were the dire predictions of the doomsaying warmist Chicken Littles:

    “Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of eco-refugees, threatening political chaos.” -Noel Brown, ex UNEP Director, 1989

    “[in twenty years (2008)] the West Side Highway [and thus much of Manhattan] will be under water.” -James Hansen, 1988, NASA

  9. Andy DC says:

    We also had ice in the Potomac River on March 16th this year, also by far the latest in recorded history. The DC area also had a hard freeze over this past weekend, with approximately 12 hours of subfreezing temperatures. That should set them back a week or two.

    • Eric Simpson says:

      That’s what you get after a century of runaway out of control hockey stick style warming. NOT!

    • Gail Combs says:

      I think you are correct. It took about 3 weeks of decent above freezing temps to get our wild cherry trees to bloom. (They are in full bloom right now and just leafing out.)

  10. Anthony S says:

    I was surprised to go by a reservoir this afternoon and still see it completely iced over, being in western Connecticut. At least the snow drops and crocuses finally popped out last week, and this week daffodils are starting. My grandparent’s cherry tree still has a pile of snow underneath it.

    • sfx2020 says:

      I’m not surprised, considering the data show that area is cooling.

    • spren says:

      Anthony, I also live in NE CT. i went by a local reservoir early evening (April 1) and it was still completely frozen over with very apparent thick ice. While the river in our backyard has broken free, we still have glacial type ice sheets piled up throughout the woods and on the banks of the stream. I still have snow on my roof, although with today’s 50+F temps most of it has now melted. I think if the powers that be find a way to cool things off we will really be in trouble.

  11. gator69 says:

    Still picking cherries? 😉

    • Gail Combs says:

      More like snow balls.

      (You can toss them at Chris the Wind Barron. )

      Here is a nice big snow ball:

      Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is published by the Center for Inquiry in association with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Six times per year Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of all manner of controversial and extraordinary claims, including but not limited to paranormal and fringe-science matters, and informed discussion of all relevant issues. In addition to news, articles, book reviews, and investigations on a wide variety of topics, Skeptical Inquirer has a stellar stable of regular columnists…..

      In other words they are (cue music) GHOST BUSTERS!

      We had a subscription for years and viewed it as a highbrow version of the National Enquirer.

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