Making an early entrance
A mild winter in the nation's capital means cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin could reach peak bloom in record fashion.
Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced Wednesday that the blossoms are expected to hit peak bloom between March 14 and March 17. As a result of the early bloom, the month-long festival will begin March 15, five days earlier than planned. The festival will run through April 16.
The earliest peak bloom in the city is March 15, recorded in 199...