Weather threatens balloons at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The big balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade could get grounded this year because of the wind.

City rules say for safety reasons, balloons can’t fly in sustained winds that exceed 23 mph.

Wind gusts over 34 mph would also sideline the balloons.

The regulations were put in place in 1997 when the "Cat In The Hat" balloon injured four people after being overtaken by strong winds.

Right now Thursday's forecast for sustained winds does not exceed the regulations but the gusts do.

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