BUFKIT

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BUFKIT is a tool used by many professional and novice forecasters.  BUFKIT displays a profile of the atmosphere at a particular point which is very useful for diagnosing many atmospheric properties such as:  instability, moisture depth, fog potential, precipitation type, storm mode and heavy rainfall threat.

Download the latest version:  BUFKIT 15.11.2
Previous version:  BUFKIT 11

Bufkit profiles do not update automatically.  However, you are giving the option of downloading only the specific locations that you want through an application called BUFGET (which comes with the software package).  Download each specific forecast profile from the desired model run and you are ready to go!

Here are some forecast points for sites within West Central Texas as well as the surrounding areas.  Right click on the link and copy into the BUFGET application to retrieve data.  You can also save the file directly into the BUFKIT data folder.

 

Site Latest forecast soundings
Abilene NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
San Angelo NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Junction NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Brady NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Sonora NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Dyess AFB NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Midland NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Stephenville NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Ft Worth NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Lubbock NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Del Rio NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Ft Stockton NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Fredericksburg 20 NW (G#4) NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Seymour (C11) NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Jayton (P#T) NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
Sheffield (G#2) NAM NAM 4KM RAP SREF GFS HRRR HIRESW
*BUFKIT profiles produced by Penn St.

 

For additional information on how to use BUFKIT or find additional forecast sites, visit the Warning Decision Training Branch website.


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