Cold snap kills nearly half of cherry blossoms, pushing back peak bloom date - The Washington Post: "
Persistent frigid temperatures and a blustery snowstorm early in the week have ravaged about half of the city’s cherry blossoms, leaving them unable to bloom this year. Most of the remaining buds are expected to fully bloom by the end of next week, National Park Service officials said Friday.
Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the Park Service, described the scenario as venturing into “uncharted territory” for the city. The damage could have been worse, he said, with up to 90 percent of buds threatened because they were far along in the blooming process as the cold snap arrived."
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