Some 12 years ago, John Kington commemorated the great storm of 1-2 October 1697 in Weather.
The exceptionally high water levels in the German Bight on those days, due to an unlucky combination of spring tide
and the storm surge, were the highest recorded in the 17th century in that area.
New data have surfaced since John Kington's study and
in this contribution we hope to add to the existing knowledge by adding a few details and presenting a tentative
synoptic analysis of the situation preceding the storm and of the storm itself.
G van der Schrier, R Groenland. The great storm of 1-2 October 1697 revisited
published, Weather, 2011, 66