Conditions in southern Alberta show up in a couple of Environment Canada's Top Ten Weather Events for 2022.
At number four is the return to hot, dry weather under the heat dome.
The southern parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan hit 38°C, with August being one of the hottest months on record for the province.
The warmth carried over into September, where Medicine Hat recorded a high of 38.3°C September 3rd, the city's hottest September day on record.
The report says after the third warmest summer in 75 years, fall in Alberta was dry and smoky and residents used to cooler and snowier falls could think the weather felt more like June than October.
Coming in at number six was super storms tracking across the Prairies in July, with at least four dangerous July thunderstorms crossing the region from the Alberta Foothills to eastern Manitoba.
On July 7th, the first severe super thunderstorm developed over central and southern Alberta.
An EF-2 tornado with wind speeds between 180 and 190 km/h emerged and touched down in Bergen, before pounding parts of Calgary with heavy rain, marble-sized hail and heavy wind gusts.
The twister damaged or destroyed several homes west of Olds but inflicted no fatalities or injuries.
Property insurance damage in July, not counting crop losses, was nearly a quarter of a billion dollars across the Prairies, with Alberta suffering the majority of the loss.
There was also an EF-1 tornado near Enchant on June 6th.
Here's the full list:
1. Furious Fiona strikes Eastern Canada
2. Billion-dollar derecho rakes across Ontario and Quebec
3. Manitoba’s drenching spring
4. Return to hot and dry weather under the dome
5. Wildfires on two coasts
6. A wintery spring in British Columbia (without the flood)
7. Super storms track across the Prairies in July
8. Montreal swamped by humongous rain system
9. Record-breaking cold in time for the holidays
10. Three weekend January storms stress Atlantic Canada
Aggregate losses approached $3 billion according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).
It will be months before the Insurance Bureau of Canada tallies final figures, but it will be only a fraction of the actual cost to properties, businesses and infrastructure.