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Bufkit Forecasts

Introduction



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. BUFKIT is used in the public, private, and educational meteorological sectors in both the US and Canada. BUFKIT is available to anyone who is interested in the analysis of forecast hourly profiles.

What's New with Bufkit

 

RUC replaced by the RAP. The RUC forecast model was recently replaced by the RAP. Our web site now provides the RAP forecast profiles with a RAP filename. The links on this page have been updated but you may need to check your download mechanism and replace RUC with RAP in the model list in the Bufkit "Set up" which can be accessed from the upper right of the Bufkit application. Note the "BufGet" profile has been updated for the name change.

The SREF Bufkit profiles now include the SREF ensemble mean in addition to the 21 other SREF members.

We are now providing Bufkit forecasts from the NAM 4km nest guidance. The filenames are notes as “nam4km”. The "BufGet" profile has been updated with the new data set.

NWS Raleigh has created a "BufGet" Profile which allows users to quickly and efficiently download Bufkit data from a GUI. The "BufGet" Profile is configurable and can be edited based on your needs. The NWS Raleigh "BufGet" Profile, noted as "R" for RAH is setup to download a handful of Bufkit profiles for central NC for the RAP, NAM, GFS3, SREF, NAM4KM, ARW, tRAP, tNAM, and tGFS3. You can download the NWS Raleigh "BufGet" Profile here and learn more about "BufGet" Profiles from this video.

If you find this service useful, please let us know ! Send a note to Jonathan Blaes.

Forecast soundings for the Carolinas and the surrounding region



Map of Forecast Data Locations

 

Most recent data files that are available for download are shown in the tables below. Right click on the station ID then choose "Save as" in your browser.

List of current files - sorted by date/time.
List of current files - sorted by name.

Note new file name structure for Eta/NAM files!
RAP - 13 km
(ouput every hour)
ALL
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
 
HKY
IAD
ILM
ISO
IXA
LBT
LWB
MHX
MYR
OAJ
ORF
PGV
PHF
RCZ
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
SSC
TNB
TRI
WAL
NAM WRF - 12 km
(00Z, 06Z, 12Z, & 18Z)
ALL
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
 
HKY
IAD
ILM
ISO
IXA
LBT
LWB
MHX
MYR
OAJ
ORF
PGV
PHF
RCZ
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
SSC
TNB
TRI
WAL
NAM WRF - 4 km Nest
(00Z, 06Z, 12Z, & 18Z)
ALL
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
 
HKY
IAD
ILM
ISO
IXA
LBT
LWB
MHX
MYR
OAJ
ORF
PGV
PHF
RCZ
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
SSC
TNB
TRI
WAL
GFS3
- 80 km
(00Z, 06Z, 12Z, & 18Z)

 
ALL
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
 
HKY
IAD
ILM
 
 
 
LWB
MHX
MYR
 
ORF
 
PHF
 
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
 
 
TRI
WAL
SREF Ensemble - 32/25 km
(03Z, 09Z, 15Z, & 21Z)
-
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
 
HKY
IAD
ILM
 
 
 
LWB
MHX
MYR
 
ORF
 
PHF
 
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
 
 
TRI
WAL
RAH WRF ARW
- 4 km (00Z, 06Z, 12Z, & 18Z)
-
 
 
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
HAT
HKY
IAD
ILM
ISO
IXA
LBT
LWB
MHX
MYR
OAJ
ORF
PGV
PHF
RCZ
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
SBY
TNB
TRI
WAL

 
RAP time lagged ensembles - 13 km
(hourly)
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
HKY
IAD
ILM
LBT
LWB
MHX
MYR
ORF
PHF
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
TRI
WAL
NAM time lagged ensembles - 12 km
(00Z, 06Z, 12Z, & 18Z)
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
HKY
IAD
ILM
LBT
LWB
MHX
MYR
ORF
PHF
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
TRI
WAL
GFS3 time lagged ensembles - 80 km
(00Z, 06Z, 12Z, & 18Z)
AGS
ATL
AVL
 
BLF
CAE
CHO
CHS
CLT
DAN
ECG
FAY
FFC
FLO
FRI
FVX
GSO
GSP
HKY
IAD
ILM
 
LWB
MHX
MYR
ORF
PHF
RDU
RIC
ROA
RWI
SBY
TRI
WAL