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The damage assessments and predictions of bloom dates are based on examinations of the Yoshino trees.

She said uncertainties this week regarding the fate of the cherry blossoms haven’t triggered a rush of hotel cancellations.

Officials have said hotel bookings this year are on pace with previous years.

Since the cherry blossoms are lush and dense along the Tidal Basin, Litterst said, those hoping for a spectacular show still shouldn’t be disappointed.

“It’s a glass half-full, glass half-empty situation,” he said.

The loss of nearly 50 percent of the buds is expected to push the peak bloom date to late next week or the weekend.

“Peak bloom” refers to the point when 70 percent of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin are in bloom.

Washington had a week with back-to-back hard freezes, with the coldest morning occurring Wednesday, when the temperature fell to 22 degrees.

That was the hardest night on the blossoms, said Michael Stachowicz, turf management specialist for the Mall and Memorial Parks.

The flagship parade is scheduled for April 8 along Constitution Avenue before the festival wraps up April 16.

“We have all indications that tourism has not been hurt by this,” she said.

Diana Mayhew, president of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, said the damage won’t alter the month-long event.