Macy, New York City, Lonnie Quinn discussed on Noon Report with Rick Van Cise


Others are going to have to do with a frozen Turkey and substitute bowling pins. Live in studio. We'll explain later. So he's going to have a little bit of everything a little bit of everything that's going to be in the six o'clock hour. There was a story that I noticed and bringing this up because of the Macy's day parade, and I know being this close to New York City. There are some people who were brave and crazy enough to go. But there may not be balloons this year because of the wind. Yeah. This story from some CBS, New York and it reads as follows CBS Tuesday chief weather caster Lonnie quick cheap way. They got a chief to they called. There's a weather caster ours is the chief meteorologist there you go much better cachet to that. There you go. But they're just ripping us off in chief thing so Lonnie Quinn. He was explaining that not only are we in for this. You know, possible record breaking cold. But that the winds might actually force the parade to get rid of the balloons. They can't go after or more than twenty three miles an hour or something like that. It's okay. Here are the the the rules are the established the some years back. You remember when? They had some balloons get out of control. Yes. And a woman was I wasn't a woman actually killed once. Or was it just? Remember, I I want wanna say a woman one year was actually killed by the glass, debris falling from a street lamp or something like that. Anyway, the rules are if the sustained winds hit twenty three miles per hour. And if there are gusts of thirty four miles per hour anything under that they can do it. But that's the protocol Twenty-three sustained and gusts of thirty four they are predicting at least Lonnie was twenty two sustained and thirty three gusts one mile per hour difference. And so he says we are right there. Meaning right on that line. Can you even imagine a thanksgiving parade without the balloons that has to have happened before though? Right. Did they ever ground them? I can't really remember. I never pay attention to it. I know I don't really know one year from the next, and I don't really sit there for every single hour. It's kind of like always on in the background. And then something will catch my attention. I'll sit for ten minutes and then go back to doing whatever. But it's on all morning, and it's not necessarily paying rapt attention. But yeah, that would kinda suck for anybody who is going to go. But then I started wondering who does that? Now, this is only my opinion. Please don't take it personally. But I think you're freaking nuts. If you go to New York City to watch the parade. Clearly a lot of people do this. Maybe we even volunteered. Maybe you've even been one of those people that walked in whole held the ropes and guided those balloons who knows but tomorrow is going to be so bitterly cold. Yeah. I can understand. Maybe if it's almost spring like weather forget fall like I needed to be a little warmer. I'm going to spend all those hours, but I would like to hear some stories from anybody who was either nuts enough or brave enough. Even just once in your life to ever go into the city and watch the Macy's day parade or. I'm even more curious about this actually, something that's going to be coming up just weeks from now have you ever been one of those lunatics that actually went in person to see the ball drop in Times Square New Year's Eve? Neither one of those activities hold any allure for me at all see I'm with you. And we might sound like just total grinches. Hold out. Well, and don't they get there in either case like hours and hours before the actual event to stakeout their claim? It's always what I hear. I assume that that's got to be true, even more. So for New Year's Eve, I believe because I think a New Year's Eve and anybody please call in and correct me I think on New Year's Eve once you're in. I think that they section it off with those, you know, metal horses like the the barricades and that you're not allowed to leave. And if you do leave you're not getting back in which I think is why people are actually wearing undergarments like depends because there's no way that you can use the bathroom, and you're just stuck there all night. I mean, this is what I hear. I don't know if that's true now with the Macy's day parade. I guess you're not as stuck. I mean. It's got to be very hard to get around. And then you probably do have to get a good spot have to get there. Many many hours early. But once you're there is it easy to just like walk away. Go and get coffee a few blocks away then walked back. Find a different spot. Is that easy like eight people deep from the curb my then probably yes. But then the other thing I'm wondering, and I never noticed this watching it on TV or is that also sectioned off by police because of crowd walks and stuff, right? And are you also not allowed to leave or come back in things like that? So we wanna know who has gone in person to see either the Macy's day parade or the ball drop at Times Square. One eight hundred two eight three one one point five three eighteen years. Fast. Traffic.

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