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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
SPECI KDSM 260851Z 15009KT 1 3/4SM -SN BR OVC010 M01/M03 A2994 RMK AO2 SNB0755 P0002
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
KDSM 260834Z 2609/2706 15010KT 3SM -SN BKN020 OVC030
      TEMPO 2609/2611 1SM -SN OVC010
     FM261800 33010KT P6SM VCSH OVC020
     FM262100 01015G22KT P6SM OVC025
     FM270500 33014G22KT P6SM BKN030=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 26  5:20
VALID TIME: 26 November AT 06:00Z to 27 November AT 06:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WINDS: 140 AT 8
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 30 SCT
   CLOUDS: 80 OVC
NEW WX STARTING: 09:00Z
   WINDS: 120 AT 9
   VISIBILITY: 3.0 MILES
   WEATHER: -SN
   CLOUDS: 12 BKN
   CLOUDS: 20 OVC
TEMPORARY WX FROM 10Z TO 13Z
   VISIBILITY: 1.0 MILES
   WEATHER: -SN
   CLOUDS: 10 OVC
NEW WX STARTING: 18:00Z
   WINDS: 330 AT 10
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   WEATHER: VCSH
   CLOUDS: 20 OVC
NEW WX STARTING: 21:00Z
   WINDS: 10 AT 15 GUST 22
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 25 OVC
NEW WX STARTING: 05:00Z
   WINDS: 330 AT 14 GUST 22
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 30 BKN
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
No PIREP is currently available for this location.
AIRMET - Airmens Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
CHIS WA 260845
AIRMET SIERRA UPDT 1 FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 261500
.
AIRMET IFR...ND SD NE MN IA MO WI IL
FROM 90WSW YWG TO 30NW FAR TO DLH TO 50ENE ODI TO 20NNE IOW TO
40ESE COU TO 40WSW COU TO 40ESE PWE TO 50ESE PIR TO 50WNW ABR TO
80SW DIK TO 50NNW ISN TO 90WSW YWG
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR/BLSN. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z THRU
21Z.
.
OTLK VALID 1500-2100Z...IFR ND SD NE MN IA MO WI LS IL
BOUNDED BY 30NW DLH-70E DLH-20N DLL-40NE FAM-40SSE COU-40WSW COU-
40N MCI-60WSW FSD-20NNE ABR-30NW DLH
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR/BLSN. CONDS CONTG THRU 21Z.
....
CHIT WA 260845
AIRMET TANGO UPDT 2 FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 261500
.
...SEE SIGMET PAPA SERIES...
.
AIRMET TURB...MO LM LS MI LH IL IN KY TX AR TN LA MS AL AND CSTL
WTRS
FROM SSM TO YVV TO DXO TO FWA TO CVG TO HNN TO HMV TO GQO TO
50SW PZD TO 40W CEW TO 130ESE LEV TO 110SSE LCH TO 20NW MHZ TO
20NNE MEM TO 50SSW JOT TO SSM
MOD TURB BTN 100 AND FL340. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z ENDG 18-21Z.
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AIRMET TURB...ND SD NE KS MN IA MO OK AR
FROM 50NNE MOT TO 60ESE MOT TO 50WSW FAR TO 30ENE MCI TO 30SW
ARG TO 30ENE RZC TO 40ESE END TO 60NW END TO 50W LBL TO 40E SNY
TO 30ESE CYS TO 50NNW ISN TO 50NNE MOT
MOD TURB BTN 170 AND FL370. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z THRU 21Z.
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AIRMET TURB...SD NE KS
FROM 50E DPR TO 60SSW FSD TO 40W MCI TO 50W ICT TO 20W HLC TO
40SSE RAP TO 40SW DPR TO 50E DPR
MOD TURB BLW 060. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z ENDG 15-18Z.
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OTLK VALID 1500-2100Z
AREA 1...TURB MO IL IN KY OK TX AR TN LA MS AL AND CSTL WTRS
BOUNDED BY CVG-HNN-HMV-GQO-50SW PZD-40W CEW-100SSE SJI-80SE LEV-
70SW LEV-30S IAH-20SSE LFK-30SW GGG-30N GGG-50W TUL-30NE ARG-
20NNW DYR-40SE BNA-CVG
MOD TURB BTN FL240 AND FL420. CONDS CONTG THRU 21Z.
.
AREA 2...TURB ND SD NE KS MN IA MO OK AR
BOUNDED BY 50NNW ISN-90SW YWG-20NNW FAR-20W RWF-20SSW COU-20NNW
DYR-30NE ARG-50W TUL-50WNW SLN-50WSW RAP-50NNW ISN
MOD TURB BTN 170 AND FL350. CONDS CONTG THRU 21Z.
....
CHIZ WA 260845
AIRMET ZULU UPDT 1 FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 261500
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AIRMET ICE...ND SD
FROM 50NNW ISN TO 20ENE MOT TO 40SE BIS TO 70W ABR TO 20WSW DPR
TO 80SW DIK TO 50NNW ISN
MOD ICE BLW 110. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z ENDG 18-21Z.
.
AIRMET ICE...KY TN
FROM HNN TO HMV TO GQO TO 50NNE LOZ TO HNN
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND FL230. FRZLVL 030-060. CONDS ENDG 12-15Z.
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AIRMET ICE...ND SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LS MI IL
FROM 40WNW INL TO YQT TO 60NW SSM TO 50WNW SAW TO 50W RHI TO 30NE
MCW TO 30SW STL TO 40WSW COU TO 60SW IRK TO 40SSE PWE TO 60S PIR
TO 40SE BIS TO 20NNE GFK TO 40WNW INL
MOD ICE BLW 130. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z THRU 21Z.
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AIRMET ICE...NE KS IA MO OK AR
FROM 40SSE PWE TO 60SW IRK TO 40WSW COU TO 30SW STL TO 20NNW ARG
TO 30NNW LIT TO 20ENE FSM TO 20NNE TUL TO 70WSW MCI TO 40SSE PWE
MOD ICE BTN 050 AND 150. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z THRU 21Z.
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OTLK VALID 1500-2100Z
AREA 1...ICE SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LM LS MI LH IL KY
BOUNDED BY YQT-SSM-60NNE ASP-50SSW SSM-30WNW TVC-60S RHI-30W
DLL-DBQ-50S AXC-60NNE DYR-30S FAM-60W FAM-20SSE COU-40E BUM-30SSW
MCI-40ESE OBH-ONL-50N ONL-60WNW FSD-50SSE INL-YQT
MOD ICE BLW 130. CONDS CONTG THRU 21Z.
.
AREA 2...ICE MO IL IN KY AR TN MS AL
BOUNDED BY 50S AXC-50WSW BWG-30ENE IGB-20NNE SQS-20NW LIT-20NE
FSM-30W SGF-50E BUM-20SSE COU-60W FAM-30S FAM-60NNE DYR-50S AXC
MOD ICE BTN 050 AND 150. CONDS CONTG THRU 21Z.
.
FRZLVL...RANGING FROM SFC-140 ACRS AREA
   MULT FRZLVL BLW 060 BOUNDED BY 30WNW IOW-40WSW BWG-50NNW LGC-
      20WNW VUZ-60SSE DYR-20E SQS-20NNE MLU-40NW LIT-30W ARG-40E
      OSW-60W IRK-30WNW IOW
   MULT FRZLVL BLW 140 BOUNDED BY 30E LAA-60NE MMB-40E ICT-50ESE
      ADM-40NE LBB-MAF-20NNE JCT-30NNW DLF-20E FST-110SSE MRF-
      60SW MRF-ELP-INK-30NE TCC-30ESE TBE-50W LBL-30E LAA
   SFC ALG 30W LBL-GLD-30SW MCK-60SE OBH-40NE BUM-30NNE SGF-20NE
      ARG
   SFC ALG 50SE BWG-50W HNN
   040 ALG 40E LAA-70WNW ICT-OSW-40WSW SGF-70SSE SGF
....
SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
CHIP WS 260429 SIGMET PAPA 4 VALID UNTIL 260829 MO MI IL IN KY ME NH VT MA CT NY LO NJ PA OH LE WV MD VA FROM YSC TO BGR TO 30N GSO TO 20NNW DYR TO BVT TO YOW TO YSC OCNL SEV TURB BTN 080 AND FL280. DUE TO WNDSHR ASSOCD WITH JTST. RPTD BY ACFT. CONDS CONTG BYD 0829Z. .... CHIP WS 260810 SIGMET PAPA 5 VALID UNTIL 261210 MI LH IL IN KY NY LO PA OH LE WV VA FROM 50SE SSM TO YVV TO 30SE ECK TO MSS TO HMV TO 60ENE DYR TO 20SW GIJ TO 50SE SSM OCNL SEV TURB BTN 120 AND FL280. DUE TO WNDSHR ASSOCD WITH JTST. RPTD BY ACFT. CONDS CONTG BYD 1210Z. ....
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
!DSM 11/135 DSM TWY ALL FICON PATCHY THIN DRY SN 
OBSERVED AT 1411260812. 1411260812-1411270812CREATED: 26 Nov 2014 08:13:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/134 DSM APRON ALL FICON PATCHY THIN DRY SN OBSERVED AT
1411260812. 1411260812-1411270812CREATED: 26 Nov 2014 08:12:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/133 DSM RWY 13/31 FICON PATCHY THIN DRY SN OBSERVED AT 1411260811. 1411260811-1411270811
CREATED: 26 Nov 2014 08:11:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/132 DSM RWY 5/23 FICON PATCHY THIN DRY SN OBSERVED AT 1411260810. 1411260810-1411270810
CREATED: 26 Nov 2014 08:10:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/131 DSM TWY P5 TWY DIRECTION SIGN NOT LGTD 1411230316-1412102359
CREATED: 23 Nov 2014 03:16:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/130 DSM TWY P HOLDING POSITION SIGN FOR RWY 13/31 NOT LGTD 1411230314-1412102359
CREATED: 23 Nov 2014 03:14:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/129 DSM RWY 23 HOLDING POSITION SIGN AT RWY 13/31 NOT LGTD
1411230313-1412102359CREATED: 23 Nov 2014 03:14:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/121 DSM RWY 31 RVRM OUT OF SERVICE 1411211849-1411261800EST
CREATED: 21 Nov 2014 18:50:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 11/120 DSM RWY 13 RVRM OUT OF SERVICE 1411211849-1411261800EST
CREATED: 21 Nov 2014 18:49:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 11/093 DSM OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1003903) 412856.00N0933846.00W (3.2NM SSE DSM) 1172.9FT (245.1FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE 1411181340-1412031340
CREATED: 18 Nov 2014 13:40:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 11/005 DSM RWY 13 LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS LGT OUT OF SERVICE 1411010131-1411282300
CREATED: 01 Nov 2014 01:31:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 11/004 DSM RWY 5 LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS LGT OUT OF SERVICE 1411010131-1411282300
CREATED: 01 Nov 2014 01:31:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 09/035 DSM OBST CRANE 413103N0934215W (1.25NM SW APCH END RWY 5)
1057FT (100FT AGL) FLAGGED AND LGTD 1409101200-1503092200ESTCREATED: 09 Sep 2014 17:13:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 09/010 DSM RWY 13 VASI OUT OF SERVICE 1409051412-1509301800EST
CREATED: 05 Sep 2014 14:12:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!FDC 4/4505 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
   ILS OR LOC RWY 5, ORIG-B...   ILS OR LOC RWY 13, AMDT 9B...   ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 23A...   RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, AMDT 1B...   RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, AMDT 1C...     CIRCLING CATS A/B/C MDA 1500/ HAA 542.     ELEVEN CRANES, UP TO 1139 MSL, 2.11 NM SW OF AIRPORT.1409121231-1504121231ESTCREATED: 12 Sep 2014 12:34:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 4/4504 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
   HI ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 7...     CIRCLING CAT C MDA 1500/ HAA 542.     ELEVEN CRANES, UP TO 1139 MSL, 2.11 NM SW OF AIRPORT.     1409121231-1504121231ESTCREATED: 12 Sep 2014 12:34:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 4/4503 DSM SID DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
   DES MOINES FIVE DEPARTURE...     TAKEOFF MINIMUMS: RWY 23, 300 - 1 1/2 OR STANDARD WITH MINIMUM     CLIMB OF 293 FEET PER NM TO 1300. ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS     PUBLISHED.     1409121231-1504121231ESTCREATED: 12 Sep 2014 12:34:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 4/4502 DSM ODP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
   TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES AMDT 11...     TAKEOFF MINIMUMS: RWY 23, 300 - 1 1/2 OR STANDARD WITH MINIMUM     CLIMB OF 293 FEET PER NM TO 1300. ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS     PUBLISHED.     1409121231-1504121231ESTCREATED: 12 Sep 2014 12:33:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 4/4501 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
   RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, AMDT 1A...     LNAV/VNAV DA 1497/ HAT 566 ALL CATS. VIS 1 1/2 ALL CATS.     LNAV MDA 1440/ HAT 509 ALL CATS. VIS CAT C/D RVR 5500.     CIRCLING CATS A/B/C MDA 1500/ HAA 542.     VDP 1.43 NM TO RWY 5.     FOR INOPERATIVE MALSR, INCREASE LPV ALL CATS VISIBILITY TO RVR     5000 AND LNAV/VNAV ALL CATS VISIBILITY TO 1 7/8 AND LNAV CATS      C/D VISIBILITY TO 1 5/8.     ELEVEN CRANES, UP TO 1139 MSL, 2.11 NM SW OF AIRPORT.     1409121231-1504121231ESTCREATED: 12 Sep 2014 12:33:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
Forecast Area
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 8:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2014 (2:51 AM CST):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 260245
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 262100
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 261500...OTLK VALID 261500-262100
ND SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LM LS MI LH IL IN KY
.
SEE AIRMET SIERRA FOR IFR CONDS AND MTN OBSCN.
TS IMPLY SEV OR GTR TURB SEV ICE LLWS AND IFR CONDS.
NON MSL HGTS DENOTED BY AGL OR CIG.
.
SYNOPSIS...LOW PRES OVR SERN SD. CDFNT FM LOW SWD THRU ERN NEB
THEN WWD THRU NWRN KS. WRMFNT FM LOW SEWD THRU CNTRL IA-NERN MO.
CDFNT FM NERN MN WWD THRU SRN ND-ERN MT. HIGH PRES OVR SRN LWR
MI. BY 21Z LOW OVR W CNTRL IL. CDFNT LOW SWD THRU ERN MO-NERN AR.
STNR FNT FM SERN MN EWD THRU ERN UPR MI. HIGH PRES OVR CNTRL
ND/SD.
.
ND
W HLF...OVC040 TOP 120. ISOL -SHSN. WND N G25KT. 06Z OVC040. 12Z
BKN040 TOP 100. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
NERN...OVC030 TOP FL240. VIS 4SM -SN BR. 12Z BKN040 TOP 100.
OTLK...VFR WND.
SERN...OVC030 TOP FL240. VIS 3SM -SN -BLSN BR. WND NELY G25KT.
14Z BKN040 TOP 100. WND N G25KT. OTLK...MVFR CIG WND.
.
SD
W HLF...BKN060 TOP 120. WND NW 25G35KT. 08Z OVC060. WND NW G25KT.
15Z OVC060 LYRD FL300. ISOL -SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG SN BR.
NERN...OVC030 TOP FL220. VIS 3SM -SN BR. 08Z OVC030. VIS 3SM -SN
-BLSN BR. WND N 20G30KT. OTLK...IFR CIG BLSN BR WND...18Z MVFR
CIG WND.
SERN...OVC030 TOP FL220. VIS 3SM -SN BR. 13Z OVC030 TOP 100. WND
N G25KT. OTLK...IFR CIG WND...18Z MVFR CIG WND.
.
NE
PNHDL...OVC080 TOP FL300. ISOL -SHRA. 13Z BKN080 TOP FL180.
OTLK...MVFR CIG.
CNTRL...OVC030 TOP FL200. ISOL -SHRA. WND NW G25KT. 06Z OVC030
TOP 140. WND NW 20G30KT. 15Z BKN030 TOP 080 BKN CI. OTLK...MVFR
CIG...21Z VFR.
ERN...OVC040 TOP FL240. VIS 4SM -RASN BR. 07Z BKN030 TOP 100. WND
NW G25KT. OTLK...MVFR CIG WND.
.
KS
W HLF...BKN100 TOP FL300. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...OVC090 TOP FL260. 06Z BKN050 TOP FL200. WDLY SCT -SHRASN.
15Z BKN030 TOP 060. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
SERN...BKN100 TOP FL260. 12Z SCT060. OTLK...VFR.
.
MN
NWRN...OVC030 TOP FL260. ISOL -SHSN. 09Z OVC030. 15Z SCT030.
OTLK...VFR.
SWRN...OVC030 TOP FL260. VIS 3SM -SN BR. OTLK...IFR CIG SN
BR...18Z MVFR CIG.
NERN...OVC030 TOP FL250. VIS 3SM -SN BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG SN BR.
SERN...OVC030 LYRD FL260. 12Z OVC030 TOP FL240. VIS 3SM -SN BR.
OTLK...IFR CIG SN BR.
.
IA
W HLF...BKN040 TOP FL240. 06Z OVC030. VIS 3SM -SN BR. OTLK...IFR
CIG SN BR.
E HLF...SCT-BKN CI. 08Z BKN040 TOP FL250. 14Z OVC030 TOP FL240.
VIS 3SM -SN BR. OTLK...IFR CIG BR.
.
MO
NWRN HLF...SCT CI. 06Z BKN100 TOP FL250. 09Z OVC030 TOP FL240.
VIS 3SM -RASN BR. OTLK...IFR CIG SN BR.
SERN HLF...SKC. 09Z SCT-BKN CI. 15Z BKN090 TOP FL220.
OTLK...VFR...17Z MVFR CIG RASN BR.
.
WI
N HLF...BKN-OVC CI. 09Z OVC030 TOP 060. VIS 3SM BR. OTLK...MVFR
CIG BR.
S HLF...OVC020 TOP 040. VIS 3SM BR. OTLK...IFR CIG BR.
.
LS UPR MI
SCT030. 09Z BKN030 TOP 080 BKN CI. 14Z BKN030 LYRD FL230. ISOL
-SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN BR.
.
LM LWR MI LH
N HLF LM/N HLF LWR MI/LH...OVC020 TOP 050. ISOL -SHSN. 08Z
BKN020. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
S HLF LM/S HLF LWR MI...OVC020 TOP 050. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
.
IL
N 1/3...SCT020. 12Z BKN CI. OTLK...VFR...18Z MVFR CIG.
CNTRL 1/3...SCT020. 15Z SCT-BKN CI. OTLK...VFR...18Z MVFR CIG SN
BR.
S 1/3...SKC. OCNL SCT030. 15Z SCT CI. OTLK...VFR...20Z MVFR CIG
RASN BR.
.
IN
N HLF...OVC020 TOP 060. 06Z SCT030 BKN CI. 15Z BKN020 TOP 040 BKN
CI. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
S HLF...OVC020 TOP 060. 15Z SCT030 OVC CI. OTLK...VFR.
.
KY
WRN...SKC. OCNL SCT040. 15Z SCT070 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
CNTRL...BKN CI. 09Z SCT030. OTLK...VFR.
ERN...OVC140 TOP FL300. 06Z BKN040 LYRD FL320. ISOL -SHRA. 09Z
OVC030. VIS 3SM -SN BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG BR.
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