The Rapid Update Cycle (RUC)



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1 hr precipitation / MSLP / Thickness

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Aviation Flight Rules

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2m Potential Temperature / 10m Winds


News items



Other RUC Information, Real-Time and Archived Data


Real-time RUC gridded data available from

Archived RUC gridded data available from:

Information on gridded data

Model fixed fields - topography, etc.

Snow/ice data from RUC, NOAA-NESDIS, NOAA-NOHRSC, Environment Canada



Other sites to obtain real-time RUC-based weather graphics


Prepared by Stan Benjamin and Susan Sahm, images by Kevin Brundage
Stan.Benjamin@noaa.gov (303)497-6387