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BUFKIT is a forecast profile visualization and analysis tool kit. It is targeted as a training and forecast tool for the decision makers of the National Weather Service. It is also available to anyone that would like to explore very high vertical and temporal resolution model output for specific point locations. 


In order to use BUFKIT you should download have the latest installation software from here.

To download the file for a particular station, right click on the "X" that corresponds to the model and location of choice, then left click on "Save Target As" and place the file in the appropriate directory.

The "Time Lagged" Files are designated as:
tNAM eta, tGFS3 gfs3, and tRAP eta in your bufkit.cfg file.

Latest Northeast Bufkit Profiles

Time Lagged GFS
Time Lagged NAM
Time Lagged RAP
Buoy 44017 (23nm SW of Montauk, NY)          
Buoy 44025 (20nm S of Fire Island, NY)
Buoy 44039 (Central Long Island Sound)
Buoy 44065 (Entrance to New York Harbor)
Bradley, CT
Bridgeport, CT
Groton, CT
New Haven, CT
Waterbury, CT
Willimantic, CT
Dover, DE
Wilmington, DE
Boston, MA
Chatam, MA
Nantucket, MA
Westover, MA
Worcester, MA
Baltimore, MD
New Hampshire
Portsmouth, NH
New Jersey
Atlantic City, NJ
Millville, NJ
Newark, NJ
Teterboro, NJ
Trenton, NY
New York
Albany, NY
Binghamton, NY
Brookhaven, NY
Islip, NY
JFK Arpt, NY
LGA Arpt, NY
Monticello, NY
Newburgh, NY
Oneonta, NY
Poughkeepsie, NY
White Plains, NY
Allentown, PA
Middletown, PA
North Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Scranton, PA
University Park, PA
Williamsport, PA
Rhode Island
Block Island, RI
North Kingston, RI
Providence, RI

Local users can get a subset of BUFKIT data here:

To download the entire BUFKIT profile directory, go to

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Page last modified: July 6, 2012
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