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Cherry Blossoms expected to hit peak bloom in late March

If you can make the trip to check out the amazing 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival between March 20th and April 12th
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FILE PHOTO — Stage 2 is when florets are visible. This usually starts around the second or third weeks of March. However, back in 2015, stage 2 started as late as April 1. (Courtesy National Mall NPS via Twitter)

Not to be outdone by Super Tuesday, the cherry blossoms in D.C. have reached the second stage of bloom: florets visible.

“Polling confirms that 70% of the Yoshinos have reached florets visible — stage 2,” the National Park Service said in a tweet.

The blossoms reached the first stage last week, six days earlier than last year due to mild winter temperature. Projected peak bloom dates will be announced Wednesday morning.

Forecasting when the cherry blossom trees in D.C. will reach their peak bloom is almost impossible more than 10 days in advance

Cherry Blossoms expected to hit peak bloom in late March
The National Park Service announced that D.C’s cherry blossoms will be hitting peak bloom on March 27-30. (Source: Pixabay)

March 4, 2020 at 1:13 PM EST – Updated March 4 at 1:13 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The cherry blossoms in Washington D.C are expected to hit peak bloom in late March.

The National Park Service announced that D.C’s cherry blossoms will be hitting peak bloom on March 27-30.

The 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 through April 12.

The Washingtonian says the festival commemorates Japan’s 1912 gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees to the city of D.C.

The festival will include the blossom kite festival on March 28 and a parade on April 4.

By Adrianna Hargrove

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