IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 06 December 2007

3 storms in 1 week

Posted: 06 Dec 2007 12:00 AM

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Image by IEM contributer: Jacob Hamblin
The featured image is taken from the BUFKIT program. BUFKIT is a model 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.  It can be used to look at model soundings for many sites across Iowa and the country.  The image is from the GFS model sounding for Des Moines.  It shows chances of snow off and on all the way through Tuesday with some sleet forecasted on Saturday! If you are interested with using BUFKIT, check out Chris Karsten's awesome The BUFKIT Warehouse site. Also, did you know that the IEM maintains a BUFKIT archive for sites in and around Iowa since 2006?

Good = 40
Bad = 11

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