The best time to view the iconic pink and white blossoms is over the next four to seven days, the National Park Service said.
However, under certain conditions the trees can hold their blossoms for up to two weeks. Continued cool temperatures would actually be beneficial to blossom-viewing because the chilly temps will slow the transition from flowers to leaves, park service spokesman Mike Litterst said in a statement.
The peak bloom date of April 5 is two days later than the average date of April 3. Last year, the cherry blossoms reached peak bloom on March 25.
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