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Poncho party rings in 2019 at Times Square

Dec 31, 2018 - CNN

Oh, what a difference a year makes, at least for New Year's Eve weather conditions in Times Square.

Unlike the near-subzero temperatures crowds experienced last December 31 in New York City, Times Square welcomed in 2019 with rain and mild weather.

In other words, out with the parkas and in with ponchos.

The forecast was wet enough for the New York Police Department to cancel what was set to be the first New Year's Eve deployment of its new fleet of drones over Times Square.

"Due to the rain and wind tonight, our NYPD drones will NOT be in the air," Chief of Department Terence Monahan said on Twitter on Monday ni...