Tomorrow morning, NBC is going to air what is, probably next to football, one of the biggest Thanksgiving traditions on TV: Their annual parade that will roll through a great percentage of Manhattan. But, there is a question that has to be asked now: Will one of the biggest parades in all of America be derailed by rain, snow, and cold temperatures that are currently hammering the state of New York?
At the moment, the reported approach by most Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade officials is to just take a wait-and-see approach. The first thing that would happen in the event of heavy storms and rain would be the grounding of all of the large balloons, which could cause significant property damage in the event that the winds are too strong for them to fly. There has been an occasion in the past (think over four decades ago) where conditions have caused balloons to be grounded, and this just happens when you are in a place where this sort of weather is common.
But could the weather actually end up impacting performances? While anything is possible given the wrong conditions, it’s still likely that you will see the vast majority of the celebrities and performers hit the parade route, whether you are talking about Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Austin Mahone, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, and many others. The truth here is that New York City is prepared to handle almost any condition at this point, and they know the value that this parade has to people in the city and around the world. They’ve taken every precaution to prepare for the notion that weather this time of year is never going to be something that is going to do whatever you want it to.
Of course, we are going to have all sorts of resources when it comes to the 2013 Macy’s Parade all morning long tomorrow. Just be sure to bookmark the link here, and check back in over the course of the day.