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US Strong Winds May Ground Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons

00:00  27 november  2019
00:00  27 november  2019 Source:   nbcnewyork.com

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Strong winds may jeopardize the acclaimed balloon display at the Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, with the forecast winds nearing a threshold set by the City of New York to ensure safety. Jumbo balloons , each with an arsenal of handlers on the ground

The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual this year. New York’s annual Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade rolled on after an anxious weather watch. The strong winds threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced, less than an hour before parade start time, that the

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As millions are getting ready to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, an incoming storm could make for a messy commute for some — and ruin the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for others.

After an almost unseasonably warm Tuesday made for ideal early travel conditions around the tri-state, with temperatures sitting around 60 degrees for perhaps the last time in 2019, there are worse conditions on the horizon.

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The next storm system is set to move in on Wednesday, according to Storm Team 4, bringing in more clouds, showers and gusty winds by the afternoon.

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Strong wind gusts up to 40 mph could impact Macy ’ s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade , forecasters say. With a storm system rolling through the northeast on Wednesday, lingering winds on Thanksgiving Day UP NEXT. X. Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Might Be Grounded .

Thanksgiving got off to a flying start in New York City this morning. Organizers of the Macy ' s Thanksgiving Day Parade had feared that gusting winds would force them to ground its iconic giant balloons . But shortly before the event stepped off, Snoopy and the rest of the gang were cleared for

The rough conditions could prompt airport delays as well as create troublesome conditions on the road on the busiest travel day of the year.

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While the rain is expected to move out just in time for Thanksgiving, strong winds up to 40 mph could impact Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and ground the iconic balloons.

The balloons cannot be flown if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph, according to officials, but a decision won't be made until near the start of the parade.

The city regulations were put into place in 1998 after a giant Cat in the Hat balloon injured four people when high winds caused it to knock over part of a streetlight, according to "Today."

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Day Parade may ground its famous balloons for the first time in 50 years due to dangerous winds , as The balloons are not allowed to be blown if sustained winds exceed 23mph and gusts exceed This year sustained winds of 22mph and gusts of 39mph are forecast. Parade officials won't make

The 2019 Macy ' s Thanksgiving Parade suffered a slight setback when the Ronald McDonald The out-of-control 45-foot Nutcracker balloon also pummeled a woman to the ground during the parade . Parade officials announced that the balloons would fly despite fears that high winds would scupper

If the balloons are grounded, spectators will miss out on beloved characters like Pikachu, Elf on the Shelf, Pillsbury Doughboy, Olaf, Trolls, as wells as new balloons which include Astronaut Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants and Smokey Bear.

But not to worry, the rest of the show will go on.

Special musical guests like Celine Dion, Idina Menzel and Lea Michele will entertain during the three-hour event airing at 9 a.m. Thursday on NBC.

Thanksgiving will see temperatures in the 40s with the cold weather continuing into Black Friday, according to Storm Team 4.

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New York City`s big Macy ` s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place Thursday amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons

The Macy ' s Thanksgiving Day Parade might not fly its iconic balloons this year due to strong winds (CNN Newsource).

The tri-state will not be the only area that will experience this storm system ahead of the holiday. Before reaching the East Coast, the system is expected to travel across the country, producing a lot of wintery weather across the west and thunderstorms in parts of the south, the Storm Team 4 says.

However, the tri-state won't be in the clear for too long once the storm system moves out later this week since another wintery mess is expected to hit the area on Sunday -- another big travel day, according to Storm Team 4.

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