Meteorology (Weather)/Yankee Clippers/nor'easters
Beana wrote at 2015-12-27 19:40:28
Yankee Clipper is also a weather term. (And yes, it is also a type of ship.) I have heard it my whole life. My dad was a lightkeeper, and I am a certified weather observer.
It is similar to an Alberta Clipper in that it is a fast moving system. It is similar to a nor'easter in that it forms over or off New England (thus the Yankee part). The clipper ship comes from the Age of Sail when clipper ships were fast moving ships that could outrun everything else.
Hope this helps!