Despite wind, balloons fly at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

23 November, 2018, 14:17 | Author: Eloise Houston
  • Beware the skies on Turkey Day

But even though NY is due to be hit by winds up to 30 miles per hour and potentially the coldest low temperature for Thanksgiving since record-keeping started, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is still on.

"We've got this", according to a post from the dance crew Thursday morning as friends and family of the Holly Springs dancers waited for their time to stroll through the parade line. But the city decided that conditions were good enough that the balloons would fly.

New York City has issued an extreme cold weather alert and is urging anyone going outside to wear hats, scarves, gloves and layered clothing and to keep their fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered to prevent frostbite.

There were 600 performers in the Spirit of America Dance Stars crew, which represented school dance teams and dance studios from all over the USA, including Holly Springs. "When a group of eccentric Broadway actors hear her story, they travel to the community in an earnest-if possibly misguided-attempt to correct the injustice".

There's also a chance NY could see a record low temperature on Thanksgiving Day: Accuweather is predicting a morning low temperature of 21 degrees and an afternoon high of 27.

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By 9 a.m. ET, when the parade started, the temperature dipped below 20 degrees.

Thanksgiving 2018 is upon us, and it's an icy one for people living in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Brynn Cartelli, thank you-singing in this cold weather with me. CBS News reported that the Thanksgiving Day parade balloons were last grounded in 1971.

Big crowds are expected to line the route, which runs 46 blocks from the outskirts of Central Park to Macy's flagship store in midtown Manhattan.

The parade features about 8,000 marchers, including high school bands from across the country, and two-dozen floats culminating with the arrival of Santa Claus.

Others performers include Bad Bunny, Kane Brown, Pentatonix, Sugarland and Barenaked Ladies.

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