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Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

Darwin NT
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Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

So, I hear Fri is going to be mighty chilly. We've got tickets to the circus Fri evening. Supposing it does snow - would this likely be a problem? I know the tent is heated but will we even be able to leave our hotel? We have very warm clothes (e.g. today we were out and about and a little too warm at times) but little experience with this sort of weather.

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1. Re: Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

Yes you will be fine. Just layer up. As for the snow ,the city takes care of the snow very quickly. It takes a lot of snow to really slow down NYC. Enjoy!

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2. Re: Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

Yes, you can leave your hotel, nobody will lock you in. Unless a HUGE storm is predicted, life goes on. If the subway isn't running (highly unlikely) then chances are the circus will cancel.

Enjoy the snow and revel in the fact you won't need to shovel it or drive in it.

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3. Re: Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

It's most likely to snow Thursday right now, and any heavy snow is likely to stay to the east and north of the city. Even if it does snow heavily on Thursday, it will be all cleared by Friday. Enjoy the circus.

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4. Re: Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

Snow doesn't slow down New York unless there's 18 inches or more. It takes around 20+ inches for the city to actually shut down, and that rarely happens. The last two times it did in my remembrance was 1996 (20 inches) and 2010 (26 inches, the biggest storm recorded in NYC). People were skiing along 5th Avenue, and while big restaurants closed because they couldn't get their food deliveries, others stayed opened and still had healthy numbers (and we still had delivery guys on bicycles bringing people Chinese and Thai food). The biggest problem wasn't snow, however. It was ice.

8 inches is more than a dusting (1-2 is considered a joke, and 2-4 is considered a light dusting and annoying to drive in; 4-8 is considered "make snow angels in the park, check on getting ski-lift tickets at Hunter Mountain and go ice skating at Wollman Rink" weather), but nothing will close, the streets and sidewalks will be cleared quickly and the only thing that will keep you in your room is a nagging desire for hot cocoa all evening. So have fun, and maybe ask your hotel to fix you a thermos of hot cocoa to take with you to get in the mood.

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5. Re: Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

**I know the tent is heated but will we even be able to leave our hotel?**

Hotel won't lock you in.....

6. Re: Tickets for Big Apple Circus Fri... cold a problem?

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