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
Giant character balloons, including Charlie Brown and Go Bowling, are inflated the night before their appearance in the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(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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