Bufkit Data

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. As of January 2002 it is in use in over 150 NWS, Department of
Defense, University, Environment Canada, and South Africa Weather Service locations.

02-28-2014 UPDATES! We only provide .buf files at this time.  The SREF is currently not being updated due to bandwidth limitations.  We hope to have this restored soon.


In order to utilize our data you must use BUFKIT 10.X or higher. You can get the latest version of BUFKIT at the link below.

 LMK Significant Case Archive
 BUFKIT Homepage

00 and 12 UTC Eta Model 

 - 00Z and 12Z, to 84 hours, hourly resolution.
     Usually available around three hours after initialization time.

Louisville, KY Lexington, KY Jackson, KY London, KY Nashville, TN Hopkinsville, KY Bowling Green, KY Evansville, IN Madison, IN Covington, KYMap of BUFKIT Eta Sounding Sites

To retrieve the data, right click on the location above, then choose "Save Target As..." and
save the data in your BUFKIT data directory (see your local documentation).  

06 and 18 UTC "Off-Hour" Eta Model

 - 06Z and 18Z, to 84 hours, hourly resolution.
    Usually available about three hours after initialization time.

Louisville, KY Lexington, KY Jackson, KY London, KY Nashville, TN Hopkinsville, KY Bowling Green, KY Evansville, IN Madison, IN Covington, KYMap of BUFKIT Eta Sounding Sites

To retrieve the data, right click on the location above, then choose "Save Target As..." and
save the data in your BUFKIT data directory (see your local documentation). 

RAP Model (RAP has replaced the old RUC runs)

 - 00Z, 03Z, 06Z, 09Z, 12Z, 15Z, 18Z, and 21Z, to 12 hours, hourly resolution.
     Usually available about one and a half to two hours after initialization time.

Louisville, KY Lexington, KY Jackson, KY London, KY Nashville, TN Hopkinsville, KY Bowling Green, KY Evansville, IN Madison, IN Covington, KYMap of BUFKIT RAP Sounding Sites

To retrieve the data, right click on the location above, then choose "Save Target As..." and
save the data in your BUFKIT data directory (see your local documentation). 

GFS Model

 - 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z, to 180 hours, 3-hourly resolution.
     Usually available about five hours after initialization time.

Louisville, KY Lexington, KY Jackson, KY London, KY Nashville, TN Hopkinsville, KY Bowling Green, KY Evansville, IN Madison, IN Covington, KYMap of BUFKIT RUC Sounding Sites

To retrieve the data, right click on the location above, then choose "Save Target As..." and
save the data in your BUFKIT data directory (see your local documentation).

 

Short Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF): NOT UPDATING AT THIS TIME!!

 - 03Z, 09Z, 15Z, and 21Z, to 84 hours, 1-hour resolution, 21 model members
     Usually available about 6.5 hours after initialization time.
    

Louisville, KY Lexington, KY Jackson, KY London, KY Nashville, TN Hopkinsville, KY Bowling Green, KY Evansville, IN Madison, IN Covington, KYMap of BUFKIT RUC Sounding Sites

To retrieve the data, right click on the location above, then choose "Save Target As..." and
save the data in your BUFKIT data directory (see your local documentation).

4KM NAMM CONUS Nest (NEW!)

 - 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z, to 60 hours, 1-hour resolution,
     Usually available about 3 hours after initialization time.
    

Louisville, KY Lexington, KY Jackson, KY London, KY Nashville, TN Hopkinsville, KY Bowling Green, KY Evansville, IN Madison, IN Covington, KYMap of BUFKIT 4KMNAMM Sounding Sites

To retrieve the data, right click on the location above, then choose "Save Target As..." and
save the data in your BUFKIT data directory (see your local documentation).


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