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What Is An Alberta Clipper?

There's been a lot of talk about "Alberta Clippers" recently. An Alberta Clipper is an area of low pressure that generally forms over the province of Alberta, Canada,... More There's been a lot of talk about "Alberta Clippers" recently. An Alberta Clipper is an area of low pressure that generally forms over the province of Alberta, Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains. They develop east of the Rockies because air flowing east over the mountains creates favorable conditions for these types of storms to develop. Once an Alberta Clipper forms, it usually moves very rapidly to the southeast across the USA's northern Plains and then to the east off the mid-Atlantic coast. Clippers usually cause only light snow. Less

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