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Alberta clipper

noun
1.
(meteorol) (in Canada) an area of low pressure that forms in winter near the Rocky Mountains
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Contemporary definitions for alberta clipper
noun

a type of fast-moving low-pressure weather system bringing cold and winds as it passes, in north-central and northeastern North America; also called clipper system , Canadian clipper

Examples

In the wintertime, an Alberta clipper may be associated with a narrow but significant band of snowfall, and typically affects portions of the plains states, Midwest, and East Coast.

Word Origin

fr. Alberta, Canada, and fast 19th-century ships

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