Current Bufkit Profiles

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Note: Effective April 1st, 2007, the NAM Bufkit profile filenames were changed to nam_aaaa.buf and namm_aaaa.buf (for the 00/12Z and 06/18Z model runs respectively).

00 and 12 UTC NAM Model - Current Data: 00 UTC 09/15/2014

- 00Z and 12Z, to 84 hours, hourly resolution.
Average availability 3 hours past model time.

Omaha, NE Lincoln, NE Norfolk, NE Fairbury, NE Neligh, NE Sioux City, IA Yankton, SD St. Joseph, MO Carroll, IA Grand Island, NE Des Moines, IA Mason City, IA Harlan, IA Falls City, NE

00z and 12z NAM Bufkit Data


Omaha | Lincoln | Norfolk | Fairbury | Neligh
Sioux City | Yankton | St. Joseph | Carroll | Grand Island
Des Moines | Mason City | Harlan | Falls City

06 and 18 UTC NAM Model - Current Data: 18 UTC 09/14/2014

- 06Z and 18Z, to 84 hours, hourly resolution.
Average availability 3 hours past model time.

Omaha, NE Lincoln, NE Norfolk, NE Fairbury, NE Neligh, NE Sioux City, IA Yankton, SD St. Joseph, MO Carroll, IA Grand Island, NE Des Moines, IA Mason City, IA Harlan, IA Falls City, NE

Off Hour 06z and 18z NAM Bufkit Data


Omaha | Lincoln | Norfolk | Fairbury | Neligh
Sioux City | Yankton | St. Joseph | Carroll | Grand Island
Des Moines | Mason City | Harlan | Falls City

RUC Model - Current Data: 11 UTC 05/01/2012

- Every hour, through 12 hours, with hourly resolution.
Average availability 1 hour and 20 minutes past model time.

Omaha, NE Lincoln, NE Norfolk, NE Fairbury, NE Neligh, NE Sioux City, IA Yankton, SD St. Joseph, MO Carroll, IA Grand Island, NE Des Moines, IA Mason City, IA Harlan, IA Falls City, NE

RUC Bufkit Data


Omaha | Lincoln | Norfolk | Fairbury | Neligh
Sioux City | Yankton | St. Joseph | Carroll | Grand Island
Des Moines | Mason City | Harlan | Falls City

GFS Model - Current Data: 18 UTC 09/14/2014

- 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z, to 180 hours, 3-hourly resolution.
Average availability times 5 hours past model time.

Omaha, NE Lincoln, NE Norfolk, NE Fairbury, NE Neligh, NE Sioux City, IA Yankton, SD St. Joseph, MO Carroll, IA Grand Island, NE Des Moines, IA Mason City, IA

GFS Bufkit Data


Omaha | Lincoln | Norfolk | Fairbury | Neligh
Sioux City | Yankton | St. Joseph | Carroll
Grand Island | Des Moines | Mason City

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, and Environment Canada locations. BUFKIT is available to anyone who is interested in the analysis of forecast hourly profiles. Please note, the data provided on this page may not be available at all times. Thus, check the timestamp near each model type to ensure that you are retrieving current or recent data.

You can download the BUFKIT program (including documentation) here.


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