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The Latest: New Year's in Times Square Among Coldest

The Latest: New Year's in Times Square Among Coldest<br /> Photo: MGNonline.

December 31, 2017 04:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square (all times local):
    
5:30 p.m.
    
The National Weather Service is reporting it is only 14 degrees in New York City, making the New Year's celebration in Times Square among the coldest on record.
    
The coldest-ever ball drop was in 1917, when it was only 1 degree outside. In 1962, it was 11 degrees. And in 2008, it was 18 degrees.
    
Revelers were already lined up hours before the celebration Sunday, braving the cold to catch a glimpse of the glittering crystal ball that falls at midnight.
    
Mariah Carey will perform again on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," hosted by Ryan Seacrest, after a bungled performance last year.
    
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1:45 p.m.
    
Several thousand revelers are already gathering in New York City's Times Square to celebrate a frigid New Year's Eve.
    
People assembled at the so-called "Crossroads of the World" more than 12 hours before the midnight countdown to 2018. Security was extremely tight throughout Manhattan after a year that saw several fatal attacks on large crowds.
    
It could be one of the coldest celebrations on record. The temperature is expected to be in the teens with wind chills dipping below zero.
    
Mariah Carey will perform again on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," hosted by Ryan Seacrest, after a bungled performance last year.
    
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9:30 a.m.
    
New Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world will pack into Times Square Sunday for what's expected to be a flashy but frigid start to the new year.
    
Revelers are expected to begin lining up in the bitter cold in the early afternoon, hours ahead of when the city will mark the start of 2018 with a glittering crystal ball drop, a burst of more than a ton of confetti and fireworks.
    
It could be one of the coldest celebrations on record, held under tight security after a year that saw several fatal attacks on large crowds.
    
The temperature is expected to be in the teens.
    
Mariah Carey will perform again on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," hosted by Ryan Seacrest, after a bungled performance last year.

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