>Weather Explained: Alberta Clipper

>What is an Alberta Clipper?

An Alberta Clipper is a moisture-starved snow system starting in the providence of Alberta, Canada. the storm typically affects the Midwest and Upper Midwest.
How much snow do they put down?
If you’re in the narrow band, up to 6 inches can fall. Elsewhere, 2 inches typically falls.
Are they dangerous?
Other than slippery roads, as is with all snow, no. However, cold temperatures can follow Alberta Clippers, turning sun-melted snow to ice.
Why are they called ‘Clippers’?
Alberta Clippers drop snow and move fast. They are notorious for what I call a ‘snow-and-go’. Alberta Clippers may be the fastest moving storms to my knowledge.
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