The last two weeks have been perfect spring weather IMO, a good mix os sun and cloud (only about 2 days have been true rain), no freezing temps (Vancouver's last frost is usually in March, so that is normal) and high temps between 13 and 18 (although it was up to 22 inland last week).
So I love it. And the lush green is what really seals the deal for me. The majority of trees here a far beyond simply budding or flowers. The cottonwood, alder and birch forests are lush with greenery now.
I am sure the largest heat wave in March history, coupled with one of the warmest winters ever on record has helped the east this year in being ahead of schedule.
But again, I love my West Coast Cherry Blossoms
Sakura festival last weekend was great.