Bufkit Data Produced by NWS Des Moines

A limited dataset of Bufkit data is available from NWS WFO Des Moines.  The sites are primarily in Iowa, however there is also some data for sites near Iowa.    Bufkit is a model sounding diagnostic/prognostic tool that can be found here.  The easiest method to download data is to use BufGet.tcl, an included Tcl/Tk module in the distribution found at the above website.  Documentation on Bufkit and BufGet is included in the distribution. This data is not operational and may not always be available.


To download the data without using BufGet, right click on one of the links below and, depending upon the browser you use, either select Save Link As or Save Target As.  Then save to an appropriate directory and load the sounding in Bufkit.

NAM (00Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z model runs)
Usually available two hours after the model runtime.

Albia, IA Cherokee, IA Carroll, IA Waterloo, IA Davenport, IA Burlington, IA
Dubuque, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Des Moines, IA Fairmont, MN Sioux Falls, SD Omaha, NE
La Crosse, WI Mason City, IA Ottumwa, IA Rockford, IL Rochester, MN St. Joe, MO
Sioux City, IA Topeka, KS Redding, IA      

GFS Model (00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z model runs)
Usually available two or three hours after the model runtime.

Albia, IA Cherokee, IA Carroll, IA Waterloo, IA Davenport, IA Burlington, IA
Dubuque, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Des Moines, IA Fairmont, MN Sioux Falls, SD Omaha, NE
La Crosse, WI Mason City, IA Ottumwa, IA Rockford, IL Rochester, MN St. Joe, MO
Sioux City, IA Topeka, KS Redding, IA      

RAP Model (Hourly)
Usually available an hour or two after the model runtime.

Albia, IA Cherokee, IA Carroll, IA Waterloo, IA Davenport, IA Burlington, IA
Dubuque, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Des Moines, IA Fairmont, MN Sioux Falls, SD Omaha, NE
La Crosse, WI Mason City, IA Ottumwa, IA Rockford, IL Rochester, MN St. Joe, MO
Sioux City, IA Topeka, KS Redding, IA      

 

Cobb Precipitation Type (ver. 5.8) Output (NAM)

A short primer on Cobb Precipitation Type output can be found here.

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      Previous Runs  
State City Current Run -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 dProg/dt
 Iowa Des Moines kdsm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5  kdsm
  Waterloo kalo -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kalo
  Mason City kmcw -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kmcw
  Ottumwa kotm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kotm
  Albia aia -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 aia
  Carroll crl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 crl
  Cherokee che -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 che
  Redding rdd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 rdd
  Slater p#a -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 p#a
  Davenport kdvn -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kdvn
  Burlington kbrl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kbrl
  Cedar Rapids kcid -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kcid
  Dubuque kdbq -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kdbq
 Other States Rockford, IL krfd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 krfd
  Fairmont, MN kfrm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kfrm
  Soiux Falls, SD kfsd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kfsd
  Sioux City, SD ksux -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 ksux
  Kirksville, MO kkl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kkl
  La Crosse, WI klse -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 klse
  Rochester, MN krst -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 krst
  Omaha, NE koma -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 koma
  St. Joseph, MO kstj -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kstj
  Topeka, KS ktop -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 ktop

Cobb Precipitation Type (ver. 5.8) Output (GFS)

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      Previous Runs  
State City Current Run -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 dProg/dt
 Iowa Des Moines kdsm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5  kdsm
  Waterloo kalo -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kalo
  Mason City kmcw -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kmcw
  Ottumwa kotm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kotm
  Albia aia -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 aia
  Carroll crl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 crl
  Cherokee che -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 che
  Redding rdd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 rdd
  Slater p#a -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 p#a
  Davenport kdvn -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kdvn
  Burlington kbrl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kbrl
  Cedar Rapids kcid -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kcid
  Dubuque kdbq -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kdbq
 Other States Rockford, IL krfd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 krfd
  Fairmont, MN kfrm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kfrm
  Soiux Falls, SD kfsd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kfsd
  Sioux City, SD ksux -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 ksux
  Kirksville, MO kkl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kkl
  La Crosse, WI klse -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 klse
  Rochester, MN krst -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 krst
  Omaha, NE koma -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 koma
  St. Joseph, MO kstj -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kstj
  Topeka, KS ktop -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 ktop

Cobb Precipitation Type (ver. 5.8) Output (RAP)

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      Previous Runs  
State City Current Run -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 dProg/dt
 Iowa Des Moines kdsm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5  kdsm
  Waterloo kalo -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kalo
  Mason City kmcw -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kmcw
  Ottumwa kotm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kotm
  Albia aia -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 aia
  Carroll crl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 crl
  Cherokee che -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 che
  Redding rdd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 rdd
  Slater p#a -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 p#a
  Davenport kdvn -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kdvn
  Burlington kbrl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kbrl
  Cedar Rapids kcid -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kcid
  Dubuque kdbq -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kdbq
 Other States Rockford, IL krfd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 krfd
  Fairmont, MN kfrm -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kfrm
  Soiux Falls, SD kfsd -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kfsd
  Sioux City, SD ksux -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 ksux
  Kirksville, MO kkl -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kkl
  La Crosse, WI klse -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 klse
  Rochester, MN krst -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 krst
  Omaha, NE koma -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 koma
  St. Joseph, MO kstj -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 kstj
  Topeka, KS ktop -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 ktop


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