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Balloons, blanket on frigate Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Residents refuse to let cold temperatures put a damper on watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, breaking out blankets and sleeping…

Residents refuse to let cold temperatures put a damper on watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, breaking out blankets and sleeping bags to watch the giant balloons go.

Tony Stout broke out with his extended family since 2:00 to make sure they got a good picture of his son who would be in the parade with the Ohio State University march band. They traveled from Columbus, Ohio, to the parade.

“Oh, I’m freezing and stupid, but excited,” he said.

Forecasts say it might be the coldest Thanksgiving in just over a century on Thursday, with the National Weather Service projecting temperatures in the low 20s (-4 to -7 Celsius) and sustainable winds of up to 20 mph (48 kph ) with winds at 30 mph (48 kph), just within the security zone for the balloons to

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Diana Ross, John Legend, Martina McBride and Muppets from “Sesam Street” are slated to perform in the free cold.

Thursday has the potential to be New York City’s coldest Thanksgiving since 1901, when temperatures were only as high as 26 degrees (-3.3 Celsius). The coldest of the record was 1871, when the warmest it was 22 degrees (-5.5 celsius).

Macy’s parade did not start until 1924.

New York City has issued an extremely cold weather warning and is urging someone to go out wearing wool, scarves, gloves and skinned clothes and to keep their fingertips, earplugs and noses covered to prevent frost damage.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill said that thousands of officers will be stationed along the parade road. They include, among other things, long-range terrorist teams, military officials mixed with the audience and a new group of K-9 teams that can excavate explosives from a few hundred yards away.

The parade runs 46 blocks from the west side of Central Park to Macy’s flagship store in Midtown Manhattan.

The parade has about 8000 marches, including colleges from across the country and two dozen navy culminates with the arrival of Santa Claus. The performances will be shown on the NBC broadcast, starting at 9:00 AM EST.

Ross, 74, will perform a song from her new Christmas album and will be affixed to her float by her some of her family members, including daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, a star of ABC’s “Black-ish” and actor son Evan Ross .

Others in the series include Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Ella Mai, Pentatonix, Rita Ora, Sugarland, Anika Noni Rose, Barenaked Ladies, Leona Lewis, Fifth Harmony Ally Brooke, Bazzi, Ashley Tisdale and Carly Pearce.

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