Floats will fly in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Floats will fly in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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NEW YORK (AP) - Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons have gotten the all-clear to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 There were fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 miles per hour and gusts exceeded 34 miles per hour.

But the New York Police Department decided Thursday morning that the winds were calm enough for the 16 giant character balloons to lift off.

Balloons have only been grounded once in the parade's 87-year history, when bad weather kept them from flying in 1971.

The city enacted strict rules after fierce winds in 1997 caused a Cat in the Hat balloon to topple a light pole and seriously injure a spectator.

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