Oklahoma’s 8-month streak without tornado falls

FILE - In this May 20, 2013, file photo, a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. as northbound traffic on Interstate 35 stops at Indian Hills Road in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – After Oklahoma’s eight-month streak without a tornado was snapped this weekend by a pair of suspected twisters, the state’s wild weather jag continued into Monday, with blowing snow from the Panhandle to Tulsa and freezing conditions expected overnight.

The National Weather Service says a pair of tornadoes touched down briefly Sunday near the town of Velma during storms that brought high winds, hail and a cold front on the heels of weekend temperatures that reached into the 70s and 80s.

A hard freeze warning is in effect Tuesday morning for the western half of the state, while a freeze warning has been issued for the same period in eastern Oklahoma.

Before Sunday’s nasty weather, Oklahoma hadn’t had a tornado or a tornado warning for more than eight months.

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