More tornadoes per square mile occur in central Oklahoma compared with other areas worldwide, said Mike Smith, a meteorologist with AccuWeather. Warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico clashes with cold air from Canada to cause storms in the state, Smith said. "As cold air comes from Canada, you can get temperatures of 80 degrees in the body of the state while it is in the 20s in the Panhandle," he said.

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