UPDATE: Cherry blossom peak bloom pushed back again

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The peak bloom for D.C. cherry blossoms have been pushed back once again due to the cold weather, National Park Services says.


The new peak bloom is now forecast for April 8-12.

NPS says the blossoms lack the heating degrees needed to stay on track and there is no warmup on the horizon.

The initial peak bloom was set for March 17-20, then pushed back to March 27-31.

The new peak bloom puts the bloom watch over two weeks behind schedule.