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UPDATE: National Park Service Postpones Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates
The trees are now expected to bloom between April 3 and 6.
Johnson says if the blossoms had already begun to open, “the snow could knock them off. That’s what you don’t want to have happen. Right now they are moving along, but they are still pretty compact. This snow won’t have an effect. At this point the prediction hasn’t changed.” She says the only thing at this point that could delay their opening “is a prolonged period of cold.” The ten-day forecast is for temperatures to remain in the 40s and 50s.The Park Service plans to post updates on the cherry blossoms, and their blooming schedule, through its website. Any changes will appear there first.