Rose Parade gets off to unusually chilly start
PASADENA, Calif. - Heavily bundled fans lining the Rose Parade route are greeting colorful floats and school marching bands on an unusually cold New Year's Day in Southern California.
Unofficial temperatures were a notch above freezing Thursday as the parade got underway.
The temperature in Pasadena was unlikely to break the parade's 1952 record of 32 degrees, but it was colder than usual as a winter storm blankets the West.
Signs of the chill were abundant as marching bands, floats and color guards passed by.
The University of Southern California mascot, Tommy Trojan, wore a long coat over his roman armor and gladiator sandals.
A high school color guard from Maui wiggled their hips in pink skirts and bare shoulders. Florida State University Seminoles dancers looked freezing in their tights and leotards.
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