The Registry of Open Data on AWS is now available on AWS Data Exchange
All datasets on the Registry of Open Data are now discoverable on AWS Data Exchange alongside 3,000+ existing data products from category-leading data providers across industries. Explore the catalog to find open, free, and commercial data sets. Learn more about AWS Data Exchange

Unidata NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) Model

agriculture climate disaster response environmental weather


See here for the latest GFS data.


The Global Forecast System (GFS) is a weather forecast model produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Dozens of atmospheric and land-soil variables are available through this dataset, from temperatures, winds, and precipitation to soil moisture and atmospheric ozone concentration. The entire globe is covered by the GFS at a base horizontal resolution of 18 miles (28 kilometers) between grid points, which is used by the operational forecasters who predict weather out to 16 days in the future. Horizontal resolution drops to 44 miles (70 kilometers) between grid point for forecasts between one week and two weeks.

Update Frequency

Every 6 hours


U.S. Government Work


Managed By

See all datasets managed by Unidata.


How to Cite

Unidata NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) Model was accessed on DATE from

Usage Examples

Tools & Applications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    A rolling four-week archive of 0.25 degree GFS data
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://noaa-gfs-pds/
  • Description
    New data notifications
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region

Edit this dataset entry on GitHub

Tell us about your project