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100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 08:34 PM EDT

LIVECAM: See Cherry Blossoms From Your Desk

LIVECAM: See Cherry Blossoms From Your Desk

Not going to make it to see the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin this year? Here's how to see the blooms from afar.

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 07:49 AM EDT

Cherry Blossoms: Peak Bloom Dates Narrowed

Cherry Blossoms: Peak Bloom Dates Narrowed

The National Park Service said the current progression of the blooms and a cooler weather forecast over the next seven days has allowed them to narrow the target to two days.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:30 PM EST

Cherry Blossoms: Peak Bloom Dates Bumped Up

Cherry Blossoms: Peak Bloom Dates Bumped Up

Spring-like temps have arrived with gusto -- and the weather is so warm that the National Park Service has bumped up its prediction for the cherry blossoms' peak bloom dates.

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 at 08:12 AM EST

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Announced

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Announced

It doesn't feel like spring just yet, but the National Park Service's prediction for peak bloom is one sure sign better weather is on the horizon.

About The Festival
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The gift honored the lasting friendship between the U.S. and Japan. One hundred years later, the trees and their blossoms entice thousands of people to gather at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their beauty and sense of goodwill. Send your pictures to weather@nbcwashington.com or use the hashtag #dcgram on Instagram.