Weather: Top Stories for Canada 2004

Environment Canada has released what it sees as the top weather stories for 2004.As expected, the cool wet summer of 2004 made the list.But at the top of the list, it is the summer hail storm, with hail the size of golf balls on Edmonton. The West Edmonton Mall was flooded and forced its clients to evacuate. I will never forget the TV footage of men in shorts shovelling hail that is almost knee deep in mid July!January 2004 was also a record setter. In Southern Ontario, not a single day had a high of above zero celsius. There was no mid January thaw at all. It was just freezing day after freezing day ad infinitum.The Nova Scotia strom in February 2004 was also a record setter, burying much of the Maritimes under deep snow.