The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition that has been around for ages. Every year, it marches through the beautiful streets of Manhattan. This Thanksgiving is the 92nd year for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sure, you might have cooked dinner and have your bird turkey ready, but nothing says Thanksgiving like watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is supposed to begin at 9:00 am, the morning of November 22nd and last up until noon.
However, here is some bad news to all the parade-watchers. Chances are that you won’t see much as the weather forecast has predicted some strong winds which will probably ground the balloons.
Huge character balloons are puffed up the evening before Thanksgiving. This year’s parade will occur in, unfortunately, freezing temperatures, and winds of up to 20mph, the National Weather Service has warned.
Now, the problem is that they still have to make sure whether the balloons could be set out to fly. According to the Associated Press, perhaps the 16 balloons that are filled in with helium will have to be set at a lower altitude. And the worst case scenario, maybe the balloons won’t be set out to fly at all.
The low temperatures in New York City have alarmed the citizens. Actually, New York City has issued an extreme cold weather warning and recommended people to take all the necessary and needed precautions before leaving the house in order to prevent frostbite.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has warned people who want to go out and be witnesses of the parade, saying:
Get ready for an amazing parade, but put on every layer you have in your household, wear every glove you can find, every scarf, hand warmers, whatever you got, you’re going to need it tomorrow. I want to tell everyone be ready to enjoy but recognize it’s going to be really, really cold.”
The best we can hope for is that the parade doesn’t get canceled for this year, otherwise, I think we can all handle the cold for a few hours.
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