[nawr-th er]
  1. Chiefly Texas and Oklahoma. a cold gale from the north, formed during the winter by a vigorous outbreak of continental polar air behind a cold front.
  2. a wind or storm from the north.

Origin of norther

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; north + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. mainly Southern US a wind or storm from the north
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