By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS If nothing else, 2022 gave Canadians a slew of new weather words. There was “springuary” for the winter that wouldn’t leave. There was “hotumn” for the fall that never came. “Derecho” got new currency after the powerful winds flattened a swath of Ontario. Rain-swamped Montreal gave us “urban flooding.” And east coasters learned just what a “hybrid storm” means from hurricane Fiona — the top pick of Environment Canada’s senior climatologist for top weather story of 2022. “Fiona was a large-scale, high-impact storm — likely the most damaging hurricane in Canadian history in terms of insurance costs with initial estimates of $700 million,” Dave Phillips said in his 27th annual rundown. Winds gusted past 100 km/h across five provinces during the September blast. Fiona
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