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People flock to Kitsilano Beach Park, Vancouver, B.C., July 7, 2013, to socialize and soak up the sun

People flock to Kitsilano Beach Park, Vancouver, B.C., July 7, 2013, to socialize and soak up the sun on a fine summer's day. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Bayne Stanley

Year in Review 2013: Environment Canada's top 10 weather stories

Environment Canada ranked the country's  weather stories by looking at the degree to which Canada and Canadians were impacted, the extent of

the area affected, economic effects and the event's longevity as a big story. Here are the top picks of the year. (The Canadian Press)