Peak Bloom

The fake news Washington Post forecast peak bloom for March 15.

we predict the cherry trees will reach peak bloom between March 15 and 19

Cherry blossom forecast: Peak bloom will be close to record-early this year – The Washington Post

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20 Responses to Peak Bloom

  1. Gail Combs says:

    If the buds were starting to form and green they may not have ANY cherry blossoms at all. I am fairly sure the buds were starting to ‘swell’ thanks to our previous warm weather. (Maybe Andy DC can tell us)

    I am less than a 300 mile drive from DC and inland. We had our cherries bloom a couple weeks ago. DC is plant hardiness Zone 7a (0°F to 5°F) and we are on the edge of Zone 7a link to hardiness zones for NC

    The Effect of Frost on Fruit Tree Blossoms

    Critical Temperatures

    Early in development, when the buds are just turning green, the temperature must drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit before even 10 percent of the buds are damaged on most fruit trees. However, to destroy 90 percent of these early buds, the temperature must drop to below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Cherries are the exception and are heavily damaged at 25 degrees Fahrenheit in the early stages. After the blooms have opened, all fruit trees will lose 90 percent of their fruit if the temperature drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Damage begins to occur to full blooms at 28 degrees Fahrenheit…

  2. Timo Soren says:

    It appears since 2/26 that the temps have on two occasions dropped near 25 degrees but that is it. First 3/5 and now 3/15 both were minimizing at 23 degrees. Maybe some damage but I suspect not a lot. They will open in a little after a week on my guess. So March 26-27 for peak bloom.

    2 cents.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Remember that is taken AT the airport on a river so it is going to be warmer by a few degrees compared to surrounding areas. Also 23F is a good two degrees colder than 25F.

      It will probably depend on the stage of the bud, location and how long the temperature was below 25F

  3. Robertv says:

    They were all wrong. The peak is already over. All that white on the ground is what is left from the abundant blossom . My cherry will start I think tomorrow if the birds let him.

  4. Steve Case says:

    Besides watching “The Russians are Coming” aboard ship my last duty station was in the Main Navy building on Constitution Avenue. I used to park out by the cherry trees and walk into work. Main Navy is gone, they tore it down while I was there – we moved to the Navy Yard. I was there the winter of ’69-’70 I remember one nasty ice & sleet storm where it laid down a coating of ice and then proceeded to sleet tiny ball bearings. Very hard to walk and drive on. Snow? No.

  5. Joe says:

    I love how shortly after warmists declared an early spring, Gaia sent them a reminder that it’s not.

  6. Latitude says:

    March 14 at 6:28 PM
    The Washington Post

    Can the cherry blossoms survive this cold

    “The Park Service predicts that the cherry blossoms will reach peak bloom between Sunday, March 19 and March 22.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/can-the-cherry-blossoms-survive-this-cold-snowy-week/2017/03/14/ffd94a8e-08cf-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.70348f71af6b

    • Gail Combs says:

      “The Blooming Period begins a couple of days before Peak Bloom…”
      ERRRrrr, I rather doubt the cherries will start blooming in two to five days since it is going to be below freezing at night into next week.

  7. oeman50 says:

    Those cherries ARE at peak bloom! Who you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?
    Need I say it? /sarc

  8. charles nelson says:

    Doesn’t anyone at the Post have a picture of President H. R. Clinton enjoying the early Blossom?

  9. wizzum says:

    Guy’s, this might explain why people froth at the mouth over TH’s articles so much.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5zovs7/holy_mother_of_mary_i_just_inadvertently/

    I will start doing this tomorrow, starting with my sister.

    • Gail Combs says:

      The Reddit Kids really are onto something there.

      Aurelius_Junianus NAIL IT! — “Its the post-modern unanchoring of facts, reason, and evidence from argument.”

      GEE, doesn’t that sound like Jimmy Boy and Griffy? Anything we toss at them no matter what — facts or reason or evidence — passes right over their heads and is completely ignored. (Except Gator’s you are starving brown people which also triggers them.)

      MaldrickTVTN also had a very good point.

      .#FakeAmerican is absolutely perfect.

      It wasn’t that long ago, in the big picture, that it really was just a question of liberal vs conservative, but everyone actually loved America and wanted the best for it. It was just a difference of opinion about policy.

      For anyone who has been in college in the last 25 years, it’s abundantly clear that this isn’t the case anymore. Progressives truly despise this country, its history, its traditions, and its constitution that cements American exceptionalism. They go to great pains to come in under the radar by pretending to embrace patriotism or aspects of our traditions because they know that they have to or no one would ever listen to them.

      .#FakeAmerican is perfect. Sums up in a two word phrase what many of us have been struggling to call out for decades.

      This goes with what Kent Clizbe said in Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America

      “…Preface
      My thesis is that the KGB, beginning soon after the Communist takeover of Russia in 1917, implemented massive covert influence operations. Their goal was to destroy the core moral fabric of American society. Taking advantage of the intellectual and philosophical climate of the early 1900s, the Soviet intelligence apparatus began what would now be called in intelligence circles, “a preparation of the battle space” to move the world towards the inevitable dictatorship of the proletariat. Covert operatives realized that America’s greatest strengths were its proud exceptionalism and belief that freedom and liberty were part of man’s divine destiny. Our free society also made us vulnerable to covert operations. KGB case officers and their agents had easy access to a wide range of American society. …
      ….

      The goal of the operations was to make Americans feel that their country was bad. The KGB utilized Willing Accomplices to spread the message that America was an evil, racist, imperialist war- monger and that Communism was a benign, noble experiment designed to rid the world of corruption, oppression and injustice.

      Covert Influence Payload

      Babette Gross, wife of KGB agent Willi Muenzenberg, explained the content of the Soviet payload to Stephen Koch:
      * You claim to be an independent-minded idealist.
      * You don’t really understand politics, but you think the little guy is getting a lousy break.
      * You believe in open-mindedness.
      * You are shocked, frightened by what is going on right here in our own country.
      * You’re frightened by the racism, by the oppression of the workingman.
      * You think the Russians are trying a great human experiment, and you hope it works.
      * You believe in peace.
      * You yearn for international understanding.
      * You hate fascism.
      * You think the capitalist system is corrupt.

      This payload exactly matches today’s PC-Progressive message. The message that Soviet covert operators propagated through American Willing Accomplices. The Willing Accomplices, wittingly or unwittingly, spread the anti-American message. And this message bloomed and grew into the pernicious set of taboos and strictures that we call PC today. It is important to note that Soviet espionage simply planted the seeds of PC. The seedlings did not need continued communist cultivation. The Soviets’ American Willing Accomplices nurtured the anti-American message in universities, newsrooms, and in Hollywood.

      After the payloads were planted, the vast majority of the communist intelligence operatives met the fate of most stooges of totalitarian thugs—violent death at the hands of their comrades. ….

      In 2008, PC blossomed into full flower. In a spasm of PC-induced guilt, America elected our first anti-American president, who did not hide his disgust for normal Americans. Obama is the first president to apologize repeatedly for America’s sins against foreign countries, and to speak disparagingly against the country that elected him. Obama’s cool, detached Elite attitude, loathing the “bitter clingers” of the heartland, is a living testament to the power and success of Muenzenberg’s covert influence operations….

      While most Active Measure operations require human agents to initiate and run, once the operation is moving, it becomes a virtual perpetual motion intelligence machine. The most striking example of the perpetual effects of an Active Measure operation is PC today. PC is a direct result of the communist covert influence operations, which planted their payloads in American academia, education, media, and Hollywood. PC’s accepted anti-American dogma is nearly directly quoted from the messages implanted by Willi Muenzenberg…

      The communist covert influence message was intended to change individual and societal morals and values. The result of the Muenzenberg payload’s dissemination throughout American society is now clear. A healthy, happy, productive nation of citizens, blended in the great Melting Pot, had set aside their differences when they became Americans. After Muenzenberg’s influence op, the same people were converted into a confused mass of self-interest groups, torn apart by PC divisions of race, gender, ethnicity, income, class, language, sexuality.

  10. Gail Combs says:

    President Trump Delivers Stunning Remarks at The Hermitage – Recognizing Andrew Jackson’s 250th Birthday (10 minutes and worth listening to.)

    He even praises Andrew Jackson’s magnolia tree sitting in front of the White House window. I wonder when that tree will bloom. The Magnolia tree has a very sweet fragrance and beautiful blossoms.

    https://maudestandard.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/magnolia-grandiflora/

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