Washington’s cherry trees expected to hit peak bloom March 17th – 20th

The National Park Service announced on Thursday that Washington’s cherry trees are expected to reach peak bloom March 17th to March 20th. The blooming of the trees sparks the unofficial start of spring for the region. And it seems that for the third year in a row that spring will come early because the historical average peak bloom is April 4th.

If the weather conditions are optimal, mild temperatures no high winds or heavy rain, the flowers could stay on the trees for a week to 10 days.