It's pretty close. But tucked into the northwest corner of the state costal storms usually have less effect. Plus, we're atop a broad 1,100 above sea level ridge, so flooding isn't an issue. While our exposure can give the wind free reign, a distance of 40 or 50 miles from the coast usually mitigates the worst of that as well.
Sandy was an exception. While we obviously didn't have the costal flooding, things were rockin' and rollin' up here. That storm even got into narrow little hilltop valleys and took down big, old trees.
Right now all is dead calm. And that worries me. My aged body is more sensitive than most barometers, bad weather enhancing the varied discomforts of old age. Perhaps most unpleasant is a feeling of itchy unease. I'm full on TILT at the moment.