Parsippany Police: Check Elderly Neighbors, Pipes

Have photos of the storm? Send them to Patch at kim@patch.com.

Bundle up Parsippany. 

Parsippany Police alerted the community with a briefing package from the National Weather Service "regarding the single digit temps that we can expect by morning." 

"Please check on sick or elderly neighbors as indoor temps will drop quickly if their heat is not working properly," said Parsippany Police. "Please limit the amount of time that your pets spend outside and keep an eye on pipes located in cold zones of your home as they could possibly freeze and burst. As always, please be safe, many ice melting chemicals begin to lose their effectiveness below 15 degrees which may lead to patches of black ice on walkways, steps and lighter traveled roads."

In Parsippany on Monday night, there is a slight chance of snow showers before 2 a.m. with a low around 4 and wind chill values as low as -14. Breezy, with a west wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph, but township residents will wake up to a Tuesday morning with a high near 8 degrees, according to the NWS. 

Tuesday during the day will have wind chill values will be as low as -15, a west wind around 20 mph and gusts as high as 36 mph. Tuesday night is not too far off with a low around 7, wind chill values as low as -11, west wind 7 to 14 mph, and gusts as high as 29 mph.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management's director, Capt. Jeffrey Paul, addressed the potential dangers of the severe cold. Also, the National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

One Patch reader sent in these two photos of their dogs in the snow. 

Have photos of the storm? Send them to Patch at kim@patch.com


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