Live Photos From the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Temperatures in the mid-thirties and cloudy skies are making for a great parade day so far - the only possible hazard is an increase in wind speed. Currently, winds are only around 6 mph, but if they increase, they could get closer to the maximum allowable speeds of 23 mph with gusts of 34 mph.
Also in the outlook for today's parade: A potential protest march that could disrupt parade events or infiltrate crowds along the parade route. The event is in support of ongoing Ferguson, Missouri protests.
An excerpt from the protest group's Facebook event page is below:
We will meet on the steps of the Public Library bright and early to plan exact flash mob location and make our signs. Please bring cardboard/posterboard small enough to hide on your person and markers. We are not interrupting the march, we are making a statement in the crowds.
Update — The protest was fairly small, with some protesters getting arrested and not disrupting the parade in any way.
How about this? Here's a look at what the Macy's parade of 90 years ago would have looked like: The New York Times posted this photo from their archives of a full-page ad announcing the first parade