Questionable: Who’s the weather voice?
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“Who belongs to the voice that comes over weather radios when there is a warning or watch? Is it a real human, or a machine? It sounds like a robot.”
– Sydney, Cassian
The Star Journal sent an email to the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA) in Green Bay regarding this question. They responded:
“The voice is computer-generated, using “concatenated” voice generation software.”
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