For many New Yorkers, one of the longest traditions in our families is to watch the Macy's Day Parade while we get ready for our Thanksgiving Day feast.

So could we see the crazy wild weather we have seen this week across New York put a damper on the parade?

WHAT IS THE MACY'S DAY PARADE?

The Macy's Day Parade is the 2nd oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country. It was started by the founders of Macy's Department Store in 1924.

HOW LONG IS THE MACY'S DAY PARADE?

The parade which winds along the streets of Manhattan in New York City is three hours long.

HOW COULD THE WEATHER IMPACT THE MACY'S DAY PARADE?

One of the biggest draws for the Macy's Day Parade is the massive balloon floats. Featuring a wide array of characters, they are the signature part of the parade. The balloons can only be operated safely if the winds in Manhattan are at certain levels.

The sustained winds cannot exceed 23 mph, and/or the gusts must be below 34 mph in order to safely operate the balloons.

This week we have seen plenty of wind gusts well over 34 mph across New York, but it looks like the weather this morning will work for the ballons to be out.


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There will be several new balloons this year, you can read more about them HERE.

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