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 13.4
Download a 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 RAP SREF GFS eWRF
San Angelo NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Junction NAM RAP SREF    
Brady NAM RAP SREF    
Sonora NAM RAP SREF    
Dyess AFB NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Midland NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Stephenville NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Ft Worth NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Lubbock NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Del Rio NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Ft Stockton NAM RAP SREF   eWRF
Fredericksburg 20 NW (G#4) NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Seymour (C11) NAM RAP SREF  GFS  eWRF
Jayton (P#T) NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
Sheffield (G#2) NAM RAP SREF GFS eWRF
*NAM, RAP, SREF & GFS 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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