Records dating back to 1885 suggest that the United States endured the warmed March through May in history. The National Climatic Data Center indicated that record and near-record warmth dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation during spring. They noted that thirty-one states broke records for the season. Only Oregon and Washington had spring temperatures near normal. The warmth lead to an unusually early blooming of the cherry trees in Washington. Apple and peach trees bloomed two months early in the Midwest.