NBM Card v4.2  MDL
There are five NBM text bulletins, which cover different time scales and different elements. The products are as follows:
(*Actual forecast hours change according to cycle. Listed times are for 00Z and 12Z cycles.):
Product Name  Product Type  Time step  Forecast Hours covered 

NBH  Hourly  1Hourly  Hours 125 
NBS  Short  3Hourly  Hours 672* 
NBE  Extended  12Hourly  Hours 24192* 
NBX  SuperExtended  12Hourly  Hours 204264* (continuation of NBE) 
NBP  Probabilistic (Extended period)  12Hourly  Hours 24228* 
Example bulletins for each of the types (NBH,NBS,NBE,NBX,NBP) are listed below. At the bottom of the page, additional stations from different locations are displayed to show expected data at different regions (and at land vs. marine stations).
The bulletins consist of the following:
 The first line always consists of: the station call(short name), bulletin name, forecast date, and forecast cycle.
 The following 23 lines show the forecast valid date/time and/or model forecast hour. All forecast dates and times are listed in UTC time.
 The lines following the date/time consist of various weather elements. These elements vary by bulletin type, region, and sometimes cycle.
 Large values: any value which would be printed as >998 will be printed as 998 (except MSLP: see element description below for details)
 Large negative values: Any element with a displayed value < 98 will be displayed as 98.
Missing Data:
For all Elements, a value of 99 indicates missing data. If data are missing for all forecast hours, the line for that element will not be printed.
Changes from NBM v4.1 Text Bulletins
Users should take note of the following changes from the NBM v4.1 products:
 Deterministic 10m wind speed and 10m wind gust replaced with the mean of the distribution of probabilistic wind speed/gust calculated from the quantile mapping technique.
 Station IDs and locations have been updated (see NBM v4.2 station table: https://vlab.noaa.gov/web/mdl/nbmstationsv4.2 )
For additional information about NBM weather elements, see the Element Key
NBH
NBH Example Bulletin (CONUS, land station)
Data Key
Date/time lines
 UTC = forcast valid hour (in UTC) (date as in line 1, unless past 23Z  then the following date is valid)
Elements
 TMP = temperature, degrees F
 TSD = standard deviation of temperature, degrees F
 DPT = dew point temperature, degrees F
 DSD = dew point temperature standard deviation, degrees F
 SKY = sky cover, percent
 SSD = sky cover standard deviation, percent
 WDR = wind direction, nearest tens degrees (northerly=36; easterly=9; calm=00)
 oceaniconly stations only have WDR for cycles=0,7,12,19
 WSP = wind speed, knots (note: processes are slightly different between CONUS and other regions)
 WSD = wind speed standard deviation, knots
 GST = wind gust, knots (note: processes are slightly different between CONUS and other regions)
 GSD = wind gust standard deviation, knots
 P01 = 1hour PoP, percent
 P06 = 6hour PoP, percent
 Q01 = 1hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 T01 = 1hour thunderstorm probability, percent
 PZR = conditional probability of freezing rain, percent
 PSN = conditional probability of snow, percent
 PPL = conditional probability of sleet / ice pellets, percent
 PRA = conditional probability of rain, percent
 S01 = 1hour snow amount, 1/10 inches
 SLV = snow level, 100s feet MSL
 I01 = 1hour ice amount, 1/100 inches
 CIG = ceiling height, 100s feet (>5000 ft reported to the nearest 1000 ft; 88=unlimited)
 MVC = probability of ceiling MVFR flight conditions (ceiling <= 3000 ft), percent
 IFC = probability of ceiling IFR flight conditions (ceiling < 1000 ft), percent
 LIC = probability of ceiling LIFR flight conditions (ceiling < 500 ft), percent
 LCB = lowest cloud base, 100s feet (>5000 ft reported to the nearest 1000 ft; 88=unlimited)
 VIS = visibility, 1/10th miles (rounded to nearest mile for values >= 1 mile) [Note: values before approx. 20190601 are in full miles]
 MVV = probability of visibility MVFR flight conditions (visibility <= 5 miles), percent
 IFV = probability of visibility IFR flight conditions (visibility < 3 miles), percent
 LIV = probability of visibility LIFR flight conditions (visibility < 1 mile), percent
 MHT = mixing height, 100s feet AGL
 TWD = transport wind direction, nearest tens degrees (northerly=36; easterly=9; calm=00)
 TWS = transport wind speed, knots (<0.5 knots will be listed as 0 (calm))
 HID = Haines Index (unitless)
 SOL = instantaneous solar radiation, 10s W/m^{2} (ex: 8=80 W/m2; nonzero values < 10 = 1)
NBS
NBS Example Bulletin (CONUS, land station)
Data Key
Date/time lines
 DT (or blank) = forcast valid date (in UTC)
 UTC = forcast valid hour (in UTC)
 FHR = model forecast hour (number of hours forward from forecast date/cycle)
Elements
 TXN = 18hour maximum and minimum temperatures, degrees F.
 Min is between 00Z18Z and reported at 12Z (except Guam)
 Max is between 12z(current day)06Z(next day) and reported at 00z(following day) (except Guam)
 Guam stations report Tmax at 12z and Tmin at 00z.
 XND = standard deviation of maximum or minimum temperature, degrees F
 TMP = temperature, degrees F
 TSD = standard deviation of temperature, degrees F
 DPT = dew point temperature, degrees F
 DSD = dew point temperature standard deviation, degrees F
 SKY = sky cover, percent
 SSD = sky cover standard deviation, percent
 WDR = wind direction, nearest tens degrees (northerly=36; easterly=9; calm=00)
 oceaniconly stations only have WDR for cycles=0,7,12,19
 WSP = wind speed, knots (<0.5 knots will be listed as 0 (calm))
 WSD = wind speed standard deviation, knots
 GST = wind gust, knots
 GSD = wind gust standard deviation, knots
 P06 = 6hour PoP, percent
 P12 = 12hour PoP, percent
 Q06 = 6hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 Q12 = 12hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 DUR = Duration of precipitation, hours
 T03 = 3hour thunderstorm probability, percent
 T06 = 6hour thunderstorm probability, percent
 T12 = 12hour thunderstorm probability, percent
 PZR = conditional probability of freezing rain, percent
 PSN = conditional probability of snow, percent
 PPL = conditional probability of sleet / ice pellets, percent
 PRA = conditional probability of rain, percent
 S06 = 6hour snow amount, 1/10 inches
 SLV = snow level, 100s feet MSL (rounded to nearest 1000 ft for values > 10,000 ft)
 I06 = 6hour ice amount, 1/100 inches
 CIG = ceiling height, 100s feet (>5000 ft reported to the nearest 1000 ft; 88=unlimited)
 IFC = probability of ceiling IFR flight conditions (ceiling < 1000 ft), percent
 LCB = lowest cloud base, 100s feet (>5000 ft reported to the nearest 1000 ft; 88=unlimited)
 VIS = visibility, 1/10th miles up to 10 miles (rounded to nearest mile for values >= 1 mile; VIS > 10 miles = 100)
 IFV = probability of visibility IFR flight conditions (visibility < 3 miles), percent
 MHT = mixing height, 100s feet AGL
 TWD = transport wind direction, nearest tens degrees (northerly=36; easterly=9; calm=00)
 TWS = transport wind speed, knots (<0.5 knots will be listed as 0 (calm))
 HID = Haines Index (unitless)
 SOL = instantaneous solar radiation, 10s W/m^{2 }(ex: 8=80 W/m2; nonzero values < 10 = 1)
 SWH = significant wave height, feet (marine and some nearwater stations only)
(For additional information about NBM weather elements, see the Element Key)
NBE
NBE Example Bulletin (CONUS, land station)
Data Key
Date/time lines
 (second line) = forcast valid dates (in UTC)
 UTC = forcast valid hour (in UTC)
 FHR = model forecast hour (number of hours forward from forecast date/cycle)
Elements
 TXN = 18hour maximum and minimum temperatures, degrees F.
 Min is between 00Z18Z and reported at 12Z (except Guam)
 Max is between 12z(current day)06Z(next day) and reported at 00z(following day) (except Guam)
 Guam stations report Tmax at 12z and Tmin at 00z.
 XND = standard deviation of maximum or minimum temperature, degrees F
 TMP = temperature, degrees F
 TSD = standard deviation of temperature, degrees F
 DPT = dew point temperature, degrees F
 DSD = dew point temperature standard deviation, degrees F
 SKY = sky cover, percent
 SSD = sky cover standard deviation, percent
 WDR = wind direction, nearest tens degrees (northerly=36; easterly=9; calm=00)
 oceaniconly stations only have WDR for cycles=0,7,12,19
 WSP = wind speed, knots (<0.5 knots will be listed as 0 (calm))
 WSD = wind speed standard deviation, knots
 GST = wind gust, knots
 GSD = wind gust standard deviation, knots
 P12 = 12hour PoP, percent
 Q12 = 12hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 Q24 = 24hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 DUR = Duration of precipitation, hours (CONUS only)
 T12 = 12hour thunderstorm probability, percent
 PZR = conditional probability of freezing rain, percent
 PSN = conditional probability of snow, percent
 PPL = conditional probability of sleet / ice pellets, percent
 PRA = conditional probability of rain, percent
 S12 = 12hour snow amount, 1/10 inches
 SLV = snow level, 100s feet MSL
 I12 = 12hour ice amount, 1/100 inches
 S24 = 24hour snow amount, 1/10 inches
 SOL = 12hour mean++ solar radiation, 10s W/m^{2} (++for hours in period with sunlight present)
 SWH = significant wave height, feet (marine and some nearwater stations only)
(For additional information about NBM weather elements, see the Element Key)
CLIMO
NBX
NBX Example Bulletin (CONUS, land station)
Data Key
Date/time lines
 (second line) = forcast valid dates (in UTC)
 UTC = forcast valid hour (in UTC)
 FHR = model forecast hour (number of hours forward from forecast date/cycle)
Elements
 TXN = 18hour maximum and minimum temperatures, degrees F.
 Min is between 00Z18Z and reported at 12Z (except Guam)
 Max is between 12z(current day)06Z(next day) and reported at 00z(following day) (except Guam)
 Guam stations report Tmax at 12z and Tmin at 00z.
 XND = standard deviation of maximum or minimum temperature, degrees F
 TMP = temperature, degrees F
 TSD = standard deviation of temperature, degrees F
 DPT = dew point temperature, degrees F
 DSD = dew point temperature standard deviation, degrees F
 SKY = sky cover, percent
 SSD = sky cover standard deviation, percent
 WDR = wind direction, nearest tens degrees (northerly=36; easterly=9; calm=00)
 oceaniconly stations only have WDR for cycles=0,7,12,19
 WSP = wind speed, knots (<0.5 knots will be listed as 0 (calm))
 WSD = wind speed standard deviation, knots
 GST = wind gust, knots
 GSD = wind gust standard deviation, knots
 P12 = 12hour PoP, percent
 P24 * = 24hour PoP, percent (13Z only)
 For 13Z only: extended P24 displayed for hours ~264370
 Q12 = 12hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 Q24 = 24hour QPF, 1/100 inches
 For 13Z only: extended QPF from QMD Mean 24hour QPF displayed for hours ~264370
 DUR = Duration of precipitation, hours (CONUS only for NBX)
 PZR = conditional probability of freezing rain, percent
 PSN = conditional probability of snow, percent
 PPL = conditional probability of sleet / ice pellets, percent
 PRA = conditional probability of rain, percent
 S12 = 12hour snow amount, 1/10 inches
 SLV = snow level, 100s feet MSL
 I12 = 12hour ice amount, 1/100 inches
 S24 = 24hour snow amount, 1/10 inches
 SOL = 12hour mean++ solar radiation, 10s W/m^{2} (++for hours in period with sunlight present)
 SWH = significant wave height, feet (marine and some nearwater stations only)
 SWH is only available in NBX for the following cycles: 0,1,2,6,7,8,12,13,14,18,19,20
(For additional information about NBM weather elements, see the Element Key)
NBP
Note on NBP Data Availability
Data for all elements in NBP is not available for all cycles. All elements are available for 01z, 07z, 13z and 19z. Some data is available for 00z and 12z. All other cycles data is limited. See entries below for more details.
NBP Example Bulletin (CONUS, land station)
Data Key
Date/time lines
 (second line) = forcast valid dates (in UTC)
 UTC = forcast valid hour (in UTC)
 FHR = model forecast hour (number of hours forward from forecast date/cycle)
Elements
About Probabilistic Elements
The weather elements for NBP are probabilistic percentiles. For X percentile, there is an X% probability that the weather element will be EQUAL TO or BELOW the value listed (or a (100X) % chance the value will be above what is listed). So for 10th percentile, there is a 10% chance the value will be at or below the number listed, and a 90% chance it will be above. For additional information about NBM weather elements, see the Element Key
Begin Key
 TXNMN = QMD Mean minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.
 TXNSD = QMD Standard Deviation minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.
 TXNP1 = QMD 10th percentile minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.
 TXNP2 = QMD 25th percentile minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.
 TXNP5 = QMD 50th percentile minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.
 TXNP7 = QMD 75th percentile minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.
 TXNP9 = QMD 90th percentile minimum/maximum temperature, F. Minimum is listed at 12z, and Maximum is listed at 00z.

 QMD Temperature data is currently only available for CONUS and Alaska domains.
 WSPP1 = 10th percentile wind speed, knots.
 WSPP2 = 25th percentile wind speed, knots.
 WSPP5 = 50th percentile wind speed, knots.
 WSPP7 = 75th percentile wind speed, knots.
 WSPP9 = 90th percentile wind speed, knots.
 W24P1 * = 10th percentile 24hour maximum sustained wind speed exceedance, knots.
 W24P2 * = 25th percentile 24hour maximum sustained wind speed exceedance, knots.
 W24P5 * = 50th percentile 24hour maximum sustained wind speed exceedance, knots.
 W24P7 * = 75th percentile 24hour maximum sustained wind speed exceedance, knots.
 W24P9 * = 90th percentile 24hour maximum sustained wind speed exceedance, knots.

 24hour Max Wind data is currently only available for CONUS domain.
 G24P1 * = 10th percentile 24hour wind gust exceedance, knots.
 G24P2 * = 25th percentile 24hour wind gust exceedance, knots.
 G24P5 * = 50th percentile 24hour wind gust exceedance, knots.
 G24P7 * = 75th percentile 24hour wind gust exceedance, knots.
 G24P9 * = 90th percentile 24hour wind gust exceedance, knots.

 24hour Wind Gust data is currently only available for CONUS domain.
 Q24P1 = 10th percentile 24hour QPF, 1/100 inch.
 Q24P2 = 25th percentile 24hour QPF, 1/100 inch.
 Q24P5 = 50th percentile 24hour QPF, 1/100 inch.
 Q24P7 = 75th percentile 24hour QPF, 1/100 inch.
 Q24P9 = 90th percentile 24hour QPF, 1/100 inch.
 S24P1 = 10th percentile 24hour snowfall accumulation, 1/10 inch.
 S24P2 = 25th percentile 24hour snowfall accumulation, 1/10 inch.
 S24P5 = 50th percentile 24hour snowfall accumulation, 1/10 inch.
 S24P7 = 75th percentile 24hour snowfall accumulation, 1/10 inch.
 S24P9 = 90th percentile 24hour snowfall accumulation, 1/10 inch.
 I24P1 = 10th percentile 24hour flat ice accumulation, 1/100 inch.
 I24P2 = 25th percentile 24hour flat ice accumulation, 1/100 inch.
 I24P5 = 50th percentile 24hour flat ice accumulation, 1/100 inch.
 I24P7 = 75th percentile 24hour flat ice accumulation, 1/100 inch.
 I24P9 = 90th percentile 24hour flat ice accumulation, 1/100 inch.
 SLPP1 = 10th percentile mean sea level pressure, mb.
 SLPP2 = 25th percentile mean sea level pressure, mb.
 SLPP5 = 50th percentile mean sea level pressure, mb.
 SLPP7 = 75th percentile mean sea level pressure, mb.
 SLPP9 = 90th percentile mean sea level pressure, mb.

 Any SLP value 1000 mb or higher does not show the thousands value. (ex: 1000 mb = 000; 987 mb = 987).
(For additional information about NBM weather elements, see the Element Key)