- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The voice of the National Weather Service’s radio forecasts in Eastern Nebraska is changing for the first time in more than 15 years.

The Weather Service’s Valley office is one of a handful nationwide testing out a new computer voice system.

The automated system is used to generate recordings of forecasts, warnings and watches that are broadcast on NOAA weather radios.

The content won’t change, but the voice will.

The Weather Service planned to start using the new voice Thursday. If there are any significant problems, forecasters will switch back to the old system until they are fixed.

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