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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 , are one of the most popular

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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.

Thanksgiving Day parade balloons in jeopardy

  Thanksgiving Day parade balloons in jeopardy Strong winds and gusts threaten to ground SpongeBob, Snoopy and other giant character balloons that feature in the parade . During the 1997 parade, strong winds caused the Cat in the Hat balloon to knock down a lamppost, injuring four spectators. After that, regulations were put in place to avoid future weather-related injuries. City rules now state that the balloons can't fly if sustained winds exceed 23 mph or if wind gusts are over 34 mph.

The fate of the world’s most famous balloons is up in the air. There will be marching bands from across the country, clowns toting confetti catapults and floats carrying chart-topping musical stars when the 87th Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way down Central Park West on Thursday.

The iconic balloons might not be able to fly at the famous Macy ' s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday if the winds get too high. The rules were implemented after powerful winds during the parade in November 1997 caused a Cat in the Hat balloon to knock down a light pole

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."

Wind could ground big balloons at NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

  Wind could ground big balloons at NYC’s Thanksgiving parade Smokey Bear might feel like he’s battling Santa Ana winds — if he even gets a chance to fly. 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, which have caused mishaps and injuries in the past when gusts have blown them off course.

Winds might ground the balloons as officials hope to prevent a repeat of 1997, when a woman was seriously injured. Character balloons have been a staple of the Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1927. But as the holiday approaches, meteorologists are forecasting heavy winds and strong

The classic Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade could be without its most recognizable attraction on the big day this year. Strong winds may lead New 28 parade . According to city regulations established in 1998, the balloons aren’t allowed in the air when sustained winds are present that blow over 23

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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At a Glance The iconic giant parade balloons may not be allowed to fly Thursday morning. Strong winds in the forecast for New York City could result in the balloons being grounded . For millions of Americans, watching the Macy ' s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual tradition

Macy ’ s Thanksgiving Day Parade : Will Balloons Be Grounded ? A year before, in 1997, winds pushed the Cat in the Hat balloon into a lamp post on Central Park West, injuring four people below including a woman who spent three weeks in a coma.

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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Savannah Guthrie Is 'Super Happy' to Be Hosting Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade After Eye Injury .
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