Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018: Crowds Brave Frigid Temperatures


Millions of people braved the freezing temperatures in New York to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade in person.

Early on people were worried it would be too windy for the iconic balloons to fly. Of the 59 balloons, the tallest is 62 feet high. “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight join “CBS This Morning” to talk about the crowds and what to expect from this year’s parade.

SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other big balloons were cleared for takeoff just before the parade, although some of the Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons floated at noticeably lower heights.

The 21°F at the start of the parade was recorded as one of the coldest Thanksgiving Days in New York City in decades, but still short of past record or near days with the coldest high temperatures on Thanksgiving day — November 30, 1871 with 22°F, November 28, 1901 with 26°F, and November 30, 1882 with 27°F.

Forecasts called for sustained winds of up to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.


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