Cherry Blossom Peak Viewing Weather

The famous Yoshino Cherry Blossoms at sunrise on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. photo by Chris Fakuda (@chris_Fukuda)

The weekend weather is currently looking to cooperate for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who will descend on our Nation’s Capital to view the famous cherry blossoms at peak.

The chart above (image, WxBell) shows the latest Meteogram (graphical weather chart showing temperatures) for Washington D.C. through Sunday April 2nd.

Work Week Roller Coaster

Tuesday is looking gorgeous out ahead of the next cold front with high temperatures making it into the lower to middle 60s. The next shot of modified arctic air will infiltrate the D.C. Region on Wednesday & Thursday with highs likely holding in the upper 40s.

On Wednesday the GFS skims our region with rain and snow showers while the European keeps any storm track well to the south.  Unless I see the European bump the track to the north, I am sticking with the dry European model solution as the upper-level flow looks progressive (fast west to east flow aloft).

Upcoming Weekend

Currently the forecast for next Saturday is looking amazing with breezy southwest winds and temperatures possibly soaring into the middle 70s! A cool front will pass through the Washington Region (timing is still murky) so some much-needed rain showers are possible (hopefully Saturday night) for a few hours during the upcoming weekend.  Sunday will likely cool off behind the cool front (Pacific air-mass versus arctic origin).

Graphical view (image, TropicalTidbits) of roller coaster March temperature anomalies (Monday through next Sunday):

Congratulations to our Washington Capitals for being the first NHL team in the league to clinch the 2017 play-offs. Have a fantastic week!

4 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Peak Viewing Weather

  1. I’m actually going to see the CAPS play the CBJ this week! Going to be a big game!

  2. Yessir! I hope the CBJ beat the Penguins. Hoping we can at least have 50% of these blossoms blooming!

  3. At least the blossoms may actually go off without a hitch! Go CAPS! Can’t wait for another year of playoff hockey!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s