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Glossary: Alberta Clipper

Alberta Clipper

An Alberta clipper refers to fast-moving winter storms that breed just east of the Rockies and sweep south and eastward across southern Canada and the Upper Midwest States. Alberta clippers are usually weaker than most winter storms. Because they move so quickly, they don't drop much snow. But behind them there is often a surge of frigid Arctic air, producing near-zero visibility in blowing and drifting snow - real blizzard conditions.

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