Alberta Clipper

noun
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Alberta clipper

Definition of Alberta Clipper

meteorology

  1. :  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. 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

First Known Use of alberta clipper

1970


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