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Tornado drought in Oklahoma

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ It's been eight months since Oklahoma has had a tornado, but severe weather expected this weekend could prevent the state from matching its longest streak ever without a twister.
 
Friday marked the 247th day since the last tornado, and with chances slim for a twister Saturday the state was poised to match the second-longest stretch without a tornado or tornado warning.
 
Forecasters say things have been relatively calm in Oklahoma because of a drought that began last summer and intensified through the winter, stealing the ingredients needed for tornado-producing storms.
 
But they warn that peak tornado season is yet to begin, and caution against residents in Oklahoma and other places being lulled into a false belief it'll be a quiet 2014.

 

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