What is an Alberta Clipper?

Well, seeing as our area will be affected by an Alberta clipper, it seems fit to explain what exactly an Alberta clipper is. As indicated by the name, Alberta clippers come from…… Alberta!!! Well, not always, but they come all the way from the north of Canada. These storms generally have high snow ratios and generally dump their heaviest snow over the midwest. However, this one may be different. This Alberta clipper will wind itself up off the coast and likely bring its heaviest snow on, or just west of (depending on the track) the I-95 corridor.