Washington, DC's cherry blossoms will likely hit their peak blooming period between April 8-12, 2014. The date when the Yoshino cherry blossoms reach their peak bloom varies from year to year, depending on the weather. The cold temperatures that we've been experiencing this year will delay the blooming period so that it will fall in the latter part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The blossoms are considered to be at their peak when 70 percent of them are open. The blooming period can last up to 14 days.
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