Definition of Alberta clipper in English:

Alberta clipper

Syllabification: Al·ber·ta Clip·per


A fast-moving winter weather system originating in the lee of the Canadian Rockies that typically brings snow, high winds, and cold temperatures across the northern US.
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  • In fact, as we take a look at this storm, it's called an Alberta Clipper.
  • If the moisture follows later this fall with a couple of Alberta Clippers we will have a real mess.
  • Most Alberta Clippers bring light snow and a blast of cold air to the USA as they move eastwards.

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