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Computer Technology Gives "Voice" to NWR

The National Weather Service first used computer synthesized voice technology over NWR in 1997. Automating NWR transmissions enabled the Weather Service to send out multiple independent warnings over multiple transmitters simultaneously, allowing speedier delivery of severe weather warnings and more lead time for the public. Improvements in voice technology were introduced here at the White Lake office in Spring 2002, including a female voice. Today, "Donna" and "Craig" work 24 hours a day to deliver all hazards information over NWR. A simulation of a tornado warning for the 1953 Flint-Beecher tornado issued over NWR is available here.

What would a tornado warning for the 1953 Flint-Beecher tornado have sounded like using today's technology? Here's "Craig" with the broadcast:
 


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