Chuck Bell’s Cherry Tree Tracker Published March 7, 2012 • Updated on March 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell is tracking the progress of a single cherry tree on the Northeast side of the Tidal Basin. Keep checking back as the season goes on! 7 photos 1/7 Chuck Bell NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell is tracking the progress of a single cherry tree on the Northeast side of the Tidal Basin. "Our calibrated cherry tree on the basin says that 'peak' is here!" Chuck tweeted on March 19. 2/7 Chuck Bell "Might only be 10-12 days from first blossoms," he tweeted on March 13. Turned out to be sooner than that! 3/7 Chuck Bell "Two cold nights ahead should slow 'em down a little," Bell tweeted on March 9. 4/7 Chuck Bell "Already showing white on March 7," Bell tweeted. 5/7 Chuck Bell One day earlier, on March 6, the tree was showing a bit of green, with no white in sight. "Our cold snap had a slowing effect, I think," Bell tweeted. 6/7 Chuck Bell March 1 was 70 degrees and sunny. Our star cherry tree, along the Potomac side of Hains Point, had quite a few buds. 7/7 Chuck Bell Stay tuned as Chuck updates the progress of this super-important, randomly selected tree. 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!