Balloons may be grounded for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WCIA) — High winds will leave Central Illinois Wednesday night, but that’s not good news for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. If the winds are strong there, the giant balloons won’t fly at the 93rd annual parade.

New York police said it will be a ‘game day’ decision if the 16 balloons will fly. Officials said they cannot go airborne if sustained winds exceed 23 miles per hour.

The last time the balloons didn’t fly was 1971.

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