I’m sure I’ve read here, here and there how northerlies have lost their bite in recent years. This current one for whatever reason seems to have recovered its bark. Whether it will be a one horse wonder this winter, who knows? Something seems to have changed upstream though. There is certainly cold air in the Longyearbyen and Jan Mayen area for the time of year.
Very unusual but really interesting storm and that a real storm I don't see often in here other than boring SW winds based storms. Had blizzards conditions here for nearly 2 hours and reached 2cm depth and all window sills facing north had crofts on it as you see on Xmas cards.
Now if I got snow in November since 2010 then I hope to see further snow in Dec to Feb months.
98mph wind from a northerly is a record? I know 100mph and over from the S or SW flow but for northerly not heard of this high speeds.