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Cold snap delays peak bloom of D.C. cherry blossoms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) -

The cold weather in March already having an impact on a popular spring festival in Washington, D.C.

The National Park Service says you will have to wait a few more days for the best time to see cherry blossoms at their peak.

The Park Service moved back the peak bloom, that's the moment when at least 70 percent of the blossoms are open, from April 3 to April 6.

The peak had been expected to begin on March 26, but that was before the recent cold snap.

This year is the 101st anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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