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Cherry Blossoms Blooms to Wait a Week

by Associated Press posted Mar 19 2013 4:14PM
  WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service is updating its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia's cherry trees, now saying the peak bloom will come in early April.
 
     Officials had said the city's famous cherry tree blooms would be at their best between March 26 and March 30. On Tuesday the National Park Service updated its website to say the peak bloom dates would be April 3 through 6. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson says cold weather slowed the blossoms' development.
 
     The average peak bloom date is April 4, but last year's peak bloom date came earlier on March 20, due to the warm weather.  
 
     The cherry blossoms draw about 1 million visitors to the nation's capital each spring. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan. 
 
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03/19/2013 4:14PM
Cherry Blossoms Blooms to Wait a Week
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