Sandy May Not Be That Bad in Woodbridge
An Accuweather meteorologist said that the location of Woodbridge may mean we'll be spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy
The reason? In a word: location, location, location.
"You're tucked back a little, making it not quite as bad if you were a few mles further south and on the open water," Edwards said as he checked out the township on radar.
"In terms of flooding, that's all going to be further south of you," Edwards said, correctly noting that Woodbridge hasn't been inundated with a downpour.
The worst of Sandy is "just south of Woodbridge. It is much heavier. Just to the south, it's much worse than it is right now.
"The storm will go inland by 6-7 pm; things will gradually get better. The winds will get less as we go through the storm overnight," he said.
The bad news? The winds...but even so, Edwards doesn't think the Woodbridge area is going to get pummeled like other regions such as Long Island.
"The sustained winds are at 90 mph close to the center of the storm, right along the coast. I don't think a lot of places will see that," he said.
Edwards believes the area will be 30 to 40 mph winds, with gusts to 75 mph. Higher gusts to as much as 100 mph, such as some weather reporters are predicting, isn't likely, he said.
Even so, "there will be tree damage and power outages," Edwards said.