Warm winter could mean early bloom for DC’s cherry blossoms

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is annual event in Washington, D.C. that celebrates the beautiful unfurling of pink and white petals on thousands of trees across our nation’s capital. But unlike other annual events, the timing of the festival is highly dependent on winter weather and temperature, making it hard to predict peak bloom. This short article describes why 2016’s peak bloom may come weeks earlier than anticipated.

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