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This Might Be Coldest Thanksgiving in a Century

Macy's parade in NYC will be especially frigid
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2018 7:05 PM CST

(Newser) – It's a double dose of bad news for anyone planning to take in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade in person: First, it could be the coldest Thanksgiving in a century, and, second, it's possible that winds will ground the balloons, reports the Daily News. Like other cities throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, New York City is in for cold temperatures Thursday: a low of 19 and a high of 26. That would be the coldest Thanksgiving since 1901, when those exact temperatures were recorded. Maybe more worrisome for parade-watchers: Sustained winds of 23mph would ground the balloon floats, and the city is expecting winds between 15mph and 25mph, per NBC News. Elsewhere, Boston is looking at a high of 26 and Philly of 29. (Read more Thanksgiving stories.)

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