BUFKIT DATA FILES

Jump to: NAM | Off-Hour NAM | GFS | RAP

To download Bufkit files, right-click on the station name...and select "Save Target As...".
Save to the directory defined in your Bufkit configuration without changing the filename.
Note: You may have to put " " around the filename so it is not saved as a *.txt file.


NAM - Current File: 12Z - 04/16/2014
00Z & 12Z - Hourly Resolution to 84 hours.
  Average availability about 3-1/2 hours after model run time.

Map of NAM Bufkit profile locations.  Text listing available below map.
Sioux Falls | Huron | Sioux City
Chamberlain | Mitchell | Yankton | Cherokee*

Off-Hour NAM - Current File: 18Z - 04/16/2014
06Z & 18Z - Hourly Resolution to 84 hours.
  Average availability about 3-1/2 hours after model run time.

Map of Off-Hour NAM Bufkit profile locations.  Text listing available below map.
Sioux Falls | Huron | Sioux City
Chamberlain | Mitchell | Yankton | Cherokee*

GFS - Current File: 18Z - 04/16/2014
00Z, 06Z, 12Z, 18Z - Three-Hourly Resolution to 180 hours.
  Average availability about 5 hours after model run time.

Map of GFS Bufkit profile locations.  Text listing available below map.
Sioux Falls | Huron | Sioux City
Chamberlain | Mitchell | Yankton | Cherokee*

Rapid Refresh (RAP) - Current File: 23Z - 04/16/2014
Run Hourly - Hourly Resolution to 18 hours.
  Average availability 1 hour after model run time.

Map of Off-Hour NAM Bufkit profile locations.  Text listing available below map.
Sioux Falls | Huron | Sioux City
Chamberlain | Mitchell | Yankton | Cherokee*

* - The data point defined as Cherokee is more closely located to Round Lake, MN, on the MN-IA state line south of Worthington, MN.

BUFKIT is a forecast profile visualization and analysis tool kit developed by the staff at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Buffalo and the Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) in Norman, OK. Starting with version 97e, BUFKIT was expanded to make use of additional convective parameters to assist the forecaster with the analysis of non-winter convection. As of January 2002 it is in use in over 150 NWS, Department of Defense, University, Environment Canada, and South Africa Weather Service locations.  BUFKIT is available to anyone who is interested in the analysis of forecast hourly profiles.  If you would like assistance with the installation and operation of this tool, contact Ed Mahoney, the branch chief of WDTB, at ed.mahoney@noaa.gov. He'll be glad to provide assistance getting you up and running. 

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Data files from around the country. Be sure to select the desired Model and Time from the left menu. The most recent model run is highlighted in green.


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