variants: or less commonly Alberta clipper
Definition of Alberta Clipper
: a fast-moving low-pressure weather system that develops east of the Rocky Mountains in western Canada during winter months and moves to the east-southeast across central Canada and into the northern U.S.
Note: An Alberta Clipper typically brings very cold temperatures, high winds, and light snowfall amounts.Expect another Alberta Clipper to move through southeastern Wisconsin this afternoon and tonight with about 1 to 2 inches of snow and then flurries on Saturday.— Brian Gotter
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