Chuck Bell’s Cherry Tree Tracker

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!

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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.
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"Might only be 10-12 days from first blossoms," he tweeted on March 13. Turned out to be sooner than that!
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"Two cold nights ahead should slow 'em down a little," Bell tweeted on March 9.
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"Already showing white on March 7," Bell tweeted.
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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.
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March 1 was 70 degrees and sunny. Our star cherry tree, along the Potomac side of Hains Point, had quite a few buds.
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Stay tuned as Chuck updates the progress of this super-important, randomly selected tree.
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