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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
METAR KDSM 281554Z 16007KT 10SM FEW200 M11/M17 A3055 RMK AO2 SLP365 T11061172
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
TAF KDSM 281140Z 2812/0112 14007KT P6SM SCT060
     FM281600 16009KT P6SM SCT022 BKN040
     FM281900 16010KT 5SM -SN OVC017
     FM010200 16008KT 3SM -SN BR OVC015=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 28 11:40
VALID TIME: 28 February AT 12:00Z to 1 February AT 12:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WINDS: 140 AT 7
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 60 SCT
NEW WX STARTING: 16:00Z
   WINDS: 160 AT 9
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 22 SCT
   CLOUDS: 40 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 19:00Z
   WINDS: 160 AT 10
   VISIBILITY: 5.0 MILES
   WEATHER: -SN
   CLOUDS: 17 OVC
NEW WX STARTING: 02:00Z
   WINDS: 160 AT 8
   VISIBILITY: 3.0 MILES
   WEATHER: -SN_BR
   CLOUDS: 15 OVC
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
No PIREP is currently available for this location.
AIRMET - Airmens Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
CHIS WA 281445
AIRMET SIERRA UPDT 3 FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 282100
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AIRMET IFR...NE KS IA MO IL OK TX AR AND CSTL WTRS
FROM 50E OBH TO 30N AXC TO DYR TO 50SW GGG TO 20S PSX TO 80E BRO
TO 90W BRO TO DLF TO 90SSE MRF TO 50W MRF TO 60E ELP TO INK TO
30ESE TBE TO 50W LBL TO GLD TO 20SW OBH TO 50E OBH
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR/FG. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z THRU 03Z.
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OTLK VALID 2100-0300Z...IFR KS MO IL IN OK TX AR AND CSTL WTRS
BOUNDED BY JOT-FWA-40WNW IIU-50N DYR-DYR-50NW GGG-50NW IAH-
100SSE PSX-80E BRO-80W BRO-20WSW DLF-INK-30ESE TBE-40SSE HLC-40E
PWE-JOT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS CONTG THRU 03Z.
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CHIT WA 281445
AIRMET TANGO UPDT 2 FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 282100
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AIRMET TURB...KS MO IL KY OK TX AR TN
FROM 40SE JOT TO 60WNW BNA TO 20S ARG TO 20ENE TCC TO 30ESE TBE
TO 50W LBL TO GLD TO 40SE JOT
MOD TURB BTN FL220 AND FL360. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z THRU 03Z.
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AIRMET TURB...KS MO OK AR
FROM 60ESE MCI TO 30S COU TO 70ESE SGF TO 50NNW LIT TO 20E SPS
TO 70WSW ICT TO 40SSE SLN TO 60ESE MCI
MOD TURB BLW 080. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z THRU 03Z.
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OTLK VALID 2100-0300Z
AREA 1...TURB NE KS IA MO IL IN KY
BOUNDED BY 70SW RAP-50N OVR-40SSE ORD-FWA-CVG-HNN-50WSW BKW-
20ENE BWG-60WNW BNA-50W LBL-GLD-BFF-70SW RAP
MOD TURB BTN FL220 AND FL360. CONDS CONTG THRU 03Z.
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AREA 2...TURB KS MO IL IN KY OK AR TN
BOUNDED BY 40SSE FWA-20S CVG-40S PXV-40WNW BNA-20W DYR-60ESE RZC-
40WSW MLC-30ESE ICT-60ENE ICT-30SSE MCI-40SSE FWA
MOD TURB BLW 080. CONDS CONTG THRU 03Z.
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CHIZ WA 281445
AIRMET ZULU UPDT 2 FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 282100
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AIRMET ICE...NE KS IA MO IL IN KY OK TX AR TN MS
FROM 30NNW OVR TO 50WNW IIU TO 30ENE FAM TO 30NW TXK TO 20NNW TXO
TO 20ESE TBE TO 50W LBL TO MCK TO 30NNW OVR
MOD ICE BLW FL200. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z THRU 03Z.
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AIRMET ICE...MO IL IN KY OK AR TN MS
FROM CVG TO 50ESE BNA TO 50SSE MEM TO 30WNW TXK TO 30ENE FAM TO
50WNW IIU TO CVG
MOD ICE BTN 050 AND 150. CONDS ENDG 18-21Z.
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OTLK VALID 2100-0300Z...ICE NE KS IA MO IL IN KY OK TX AR TN
BOUNDED BY DBQ-GIJ-FWA-CVG-HNN-HMV-20E MEM-50N TXK-30NW CDS-20NNE
LBL-20NNW HLC-DBQ
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND FL200. FRZLVL SFC-050. CONDS CONTG THRU
03Z.
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FRZLVL...RANGING FROM SFC-120 ACRS AREA
   MULT FRZLVL BLW 120 BOUNDED BY 50WSW IIU-20NNW BNA-20WSW RZC-
      50WSW IIU
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SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
No SIGMET is currently available for this location.
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
!DSM 02/131 DSM RWY 23 PAPI OUT OF SERVICE 1503021400-1503022100
CREATED: 27 Feb 2015 14:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 02/130 DSM RWY 5 PAPI OUT OF SERVICE 1503021400-1503021800
CREATED: 27 Feb 2015 14:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 02/108 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN UNKNOWN) 413054N0934017W (2NM SW DSM)
UNKNOWN (150FT AGL) FLAGGED AND LGTD 1502221400-1503202300CREATED: 19 Feb 2015 17:09:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 02/101 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN UNKNOWN) 413949N0933949W (1NM NW DSM)
 1002FT (60FT AGL) SR-SS 1502171439-1607082200CREATED: 17 Feb 2015 14:39:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 02/100 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN UNKNOWN) 413234N0933948W (1NM NE DSM)
UNKNOWN (60FT AGL) SR-SS 1502171415-1504302200CREATED: 17 Feb 2015 14:15:00 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 3:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2015 (9:54 AM CST):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 281045
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 010500
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 282300...OTLK VALID 282300-010500
ND SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LM LS MI LH IL IN KY
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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.
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SYNOPSIS...11Z STRONG HIGH PRES IL/IN/LWR MI TO EXIT FA BY 18Z.
RDG AXIS REMAINS MN-WI-LM. SFC TROF WRN DAKOTAS SLOWLY SHIFTS EWD
AS HIGH DEPARTS.
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ND
W HLF...BKN065 TOP 100. 20Z SCT065. OTLK...VFR.
E HLF...SCT070 BKN CI. 16Z BKN070 TOP 100. OTLK...VFR.
.
SD
W HLF...SCT080 BKN CI. 20Z BKN065. OTLK...VFR.
E HLF...BKN CI. 18Z BKN060 TOP 090. OTLK...VFR.
.
NE
PNHDL...SCT-BKN055 TOP 065. SRN PTN VIS 3SM BR. 17Z BKN060 TOP
070. OTLK...MVFR CIG 01Z VFR.
NCNTRL...SCT080. 16Z BKN060 TOP 130. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...BKN070 TOP 120. 19Z BKN040 TOP 090. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
SCNTRL-SERN...BKN050 TOP 100. 18Z TOP FL180. ERN PTN VIS 3SM -SN.
OTLK...MVFR CIG TIL 02Z ERN PTN SN.
.
KS
W HLF...BKN050 TOP 150. VIS 3-5SM -SN. 18Z TOP 100. OTLK...MVFR
CIG.
E HLF...BKN035 TOP 120. 14Z TOP FL200. VIS 3SM -SN BR.
OTLK...MVFR CIG BR TIL 01Z SN.
.
MN
NWRN...BKN CI. 20Z SCT040 BKN090 TOP 120. OTLK...VFR 00Z MVFR CIG
SN.
NERN...BKN CI. 20Z SCT040 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR 03Z MVFR CIG.
CNTRL...SCT CI. 20Z BKN090 TOP 120. OTLK...VFR 00Z MVFR CIG.
SRN...SCT CI. 19Z BKN070 TOP 120. OTLK...VFR 01Z WRN PTN MVFR
CIG.
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IA
N HLF...SCT120. 18Z BKN080 TOP 120. 22Z BKN040 TOP 090.
OTLK...MVFR CIG.
S HLF...BKN100 TOP 120. 20Z BKN040 TOP FL200. VIS 3-5SM -SN.
OTLK...MVFR CIG SN.
.
MO
NWRN...BKN040 TOP 110. 16Z BKN020 TOP FL200. VIS 3SM -SN.
OTLK...IFR CIG TIL 02Z SN.
NERN...BKN040 TOP 110. 18Z BKN020 TOP FL200. VIS 3SM -SN.
OTLK...IFR CIG SN.
SWRN...BKN055 TOP 120. 16Z BKN030 TOP FL200. VIS 3SM -SN.
OTLK...IFR CIG SN.
SERN...BKN060 TOP 110. 18Z BKN025 TOP FL200. VIS 3SM -SN.
OTLK...MVFR CIG SN 02Z SHSN.
.
WI
N HLF...SKC. 20Z SCT035. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...SKC. 21Z SCT090. OTLK...VFR 04Z SRN PTN MVFR CIG SN.
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LS UPR MI
SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
.
LM LWR MI LH
N HLF...SCT050. 20Z SCT-BKN035 TOP 045. OTLK...VFR.
SWRN...SCT040. OTLK...VFR.
SERN...SKC. 20Z SCT040. OTLK...VFR.
.
IL
NRN...SKC. 14Z SCT120. 22Z BKN060 TOP 100. OTLK...VFR 03Z MVFR
CIG SN.
CNTRL...BKN090 TOP 160. 16Z BKN060 TOP 120. 21Z WRN PTN BKN050
TOP FL200. WRN PTN VIS 3SM -SN BR. OTLK...IFR CIG SN BR.
SRN...BKN065 TOP 120. 21Z BKN040 TOP FL200. VIS 3-5SM -SN.
OTLK...NRN PTN IFR CIG SN SRN PTN MVFR CIG SN.
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IN
N HLF...BKN110 TOP FL180. 18Z SCT030 BKN080 TOP 130. OTLK...VFR
03Z MVFR CIG SN.
S HLF...BKN080 TOP FL180. 18Z BKN060 TOP 110. 22Z TOP FL200.
OTLK...VFR 01Z MVFR CIG SN 04Z IFR CIG SN.
.
KY
WRN...BKN070 TOP 150. 22Z TOP FL200. OTLK...VFR.
CNTRL...BKN080 TOP 160. 17Z TOP 110. OTLK...VFR.
ERN...BKN070 TOP 160. 17Z TOP 120. OTLK...VFR.
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