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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
METAR KDSM 180554Z 07007KT 10SM CLR 05/M01 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP267 T00501006 10128 20050 401280011 53002
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
TAF KDSM 180539Z 1806/1906 VRB05KT P6SM FEW250
     FM181500 14011KT P6SM FEW150=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 18  5:39
VALID TIME: 18 April AT 06:00Z to 19 April AT 06:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WIND: VARIABLE AT 5
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 250 FEW
NEW WX STARTING: 15:00Z
   WINDS: 140 AT 11
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 150 FEW
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
No PIREP is currently available for this location.
AIRMET - Airmens Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
CHIS WA 180245
AIRMET SIERRA FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 180900
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AIRMET IFR...MN WI LM LS MI LH
FROM 80WNW YQT TO YQT TO SSM TO 60SE SSM TO 50ENE TVC TO 40S SAW
TO 30NW GRB TO 40NNE DLL TO 50WSW RHI TO 70SE DLH TO 70SE INL TO
80WNW YQT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z ENDG 12-15Z.
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OTLK VALID 0900-1500Z...IFR WI LM LS MI LH
BOUNDED BY 50SE YQT-SSM-YVV-40ENE ECK-40NNE DLL-60SE DLH-50SE YQT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS ENDG 12-15Z.
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CHIT WA 180245
AIRMET TANGO FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 180900
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AIRMET TURB...ND MN IA MO WI LS IL
FROM 30NNE INL TO 40S DBQ TO 60SE MCW TO 30E COU TO 30SE OVR TO
60S YWG TO 30NNE INL
MOD TURB BTN FL180 AND FL350. CONDS ENDG 06-09Z.
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AIRMET TURB...MO KY TX AR TN LA MS AL AND CSTL WTRS
FROM 30ESE PXV TO 20NNW LOZ TO 40SW VXV TO 20SSW VUZ TO 50SE MEI
TO 70S BTR TO 30SW LCH TO 30SSW TXK TO LIT TO 30S ARG TO 30ESE
PXV
MOD TURB BTN FL240 AND FL390. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z ENDG 12-15Z.
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OTLK VALID 0900-1500Z...TURB MO IL IN KY AR TN MS AL
BOUNDED BY 40S FWA-30N LOZ-30SW VXV-40SW VUZ-20NNE SQS-40S ARG-
40E ARG-40SW TTH-20SW IND-40S FWA
MOD TURB BTN FL240 AND FL390. CONDS ENDG 12-15Z.
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CHIZ WA 180245
AIRMET ZULU FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 180900
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AIRMET ICE...KS IA MO WI LM MI LH IL IN KY OK TX AR TN MS
FROM 30ESE SSM TO YVV TO 40ESE ECK TO 40S FWA TO 30ENE PXV TO
50SE FAM TO 20N MEM TO 30WSW LIT TO 50SSE MLC TO 20NNE TTT TO 20S
MMB TO 20NNE END TO 20E IRK TO 20E BAE TO 30ESE SSM
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND FL210. FRZLVL 060-110. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z
ENDG 12-15Z.
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AIRMET ICE...ND SD MN
FROM 50N MOT TO 60SSW YWG TO 20WNW BJI TO 30N FSD TO 40E PIR TO
RAP TO 60NW RAP TO 50NNW ISN TO 50N MOT
MOD ICE BTN 070 AND 140. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z ENDG 12-15Z.
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FRZLVL...RANGING FROM SFC-110 ACRS AREA
   MULT FRZLVL BLW 090 BOUNDED BY 50SSE YWG-60WSW BRD-30W EAU-
      50SW GRB-20ENE BAE-30SW BAE-40N BDF-50SSE MCW-20NE FSD-
      60NE MOT-50SSE YWG
   SFC ALG 50N ISN-70NW RWF-20SSW RWF-40WNW MCW-20ENE MCW-40SSE
      GRB-60NNE ASP
   040 ALG 30NW ISN-20ENE DIK-60SSE ABR-50SE MCW-60SW BAE-20NNE
      MKG-40NW YVV
   080 ALG 100SE MLS-30SE ANW-50SSW OBH-50NW END
   080 ALG 40WNW DYR-20NNW BWG-30E CVG
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SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
No SIGMET is currently available for this location.
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
!DSM 04/043 DSM OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1036830) 413331.00N0933446.00W (4.0NM ENE DSM) 1232FT (372FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE 1404152106-1404302106
CREATED: 15 Apr 2014 21:06:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 04/034 DSM RWY 23 BAK-12 ARRESTING SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE 1404102053-1405302359
CREATED: 10 Apr 2014 20:53:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 04/033 DSM RWY 5 BAK-12 ARRESTING SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE 1404102051-1405302359
CREATED: 10 Apr 2014 20:52:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 04/031 DSM OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1036821) 412831.00N0932228.00W (13.4NM ESE DSM) 1095FT (265FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE 1404091333-1404241333
CREATED: 09 Apr 2014 13:33:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 04/029 DSM TWY D2, C CLSD 1404071300-1406302300
CREATED: 05 Apr 2014 14:49:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 04/028 DSM TWY D BTN TWY D1 EAST AND TWY R CLSD 1404071300-1406302300
CREATED: 05 Apr 2014 14:44:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 04/027 DSM TWY P BTN TWY B AND RWY 13/31 CLSD 1404071300-1406302300
CREATED: 05 Apr 2014 14:43:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 04/026 DSM RWY 5/23 CLSD 1404071300-1406302300
CREATED: 05 Apr 2014 14:41:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 04/021 DSM RWY 23 PAPI OUT OF SERVICE 1404071100-1406202300
CREATED: 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 04/020 DSM NAV ILS RWY 5 OUT OF SERVICE 1404071100-1406202300
CREATED: 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 04/019 DSM RWY 5 RVRT OUT OF SERVICE 1404071100-1406202300
CREATED: 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 04/018 DSM RWY 23 RUNWAY END IDENTIFIER LGT OUT OF SERVICE 1404071100-1406202300
CREATED: 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 04/017 DSM RWY 5 PAPI OUT OF SERVICE 1404071100-1406202300
CREATED: 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 04/016 DSM RWY 5 ALS OUT OF SERVICE 1404071100-1406202300
CREATED: 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
Forecast Area
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on April 18, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 180300 AMD
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 182000
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 181400...OTLK VALID 181400-182000
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...COLD FNT WRN LH-LWR MI-NW IN-CNTRL IL-SE MO WILL MOV
EWD TO SRN IN-SRN IL BY 12Z AND TO ERN KY BY 20Z. HIGH PRES RIDGE
MN-IA-ERN KS WILL DRIFT EWD TO WRN LS-ERN WI-WRN IL-WRN MO BY 12Z
AND TO UPR MI-CNTRL IL-SE MO BY 20Z. STNR FNT WILL DVLP OVER SD
BY 12Z BECMG WARM FNT BY 20Z.
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ND
NW...BKN080 TOP FL280. OTLK...VFR WND.
SW...BKN090 TOP FL280.  OTLK...VFR WND.
NE...SCT110 BKN CI. 09Z BKN110 TOP FL280. OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN070 TOP FL280. OTLK...VFR WND.
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SD
W HLF...BKN CI. OTLK...VFR WND.
NE...SCT120 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR SHRA WND.
SE...SCT090 SCT CI. 08Z OVC080 TOP FL250. WND SE G25KT.
OTLK...VFR WND.
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NE
PNHDL...SKC. AFT 05Z WND S 20G35KT. OTLK...VFR WND.
CNTRL...SCT090 SCT150 SCT CI. OTLK...VFR WND.
NERN...BKN110 TOP FL250. SCT110 SCT CI. OTLK...VFR WND.
SERN...SCT CI. 05Z SCT100. OTLK...VFR WND.
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KS
NW...SCT CI. 10Z SCT045. OTLK...VFR WND.
SW...SCT CI. 11Z BKN040 TOP 060. OTLK...MVFR CIG BECMG 1517 VFR
WND.
NE...SKC. OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN090 TOP 150. 06Z SCT110. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
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MN...UPDT
NW...SCT110. OTLK...VFR.
ARROWHEAD...SCT025. 05Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR NE...SCT045. 04Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
SW...SCT110. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. 06Z BKN110 TOP 150. OCNL VIS
3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR WND.
EXTRM SE...BKN035 TOP 050. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. 06Z SKC. OCNL VIS
3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR SE...SKC. 05Z SCT160. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. 09Z BKN080 TOP
150. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
.
IA
NW...BKN120 TOP 150. OTLK...VFR WND.
NE...SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
SW...SKC. 06Z SCT100. OTLK...VFR.
SE...SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
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MO
NW...SKC. OTLK...VFR.
NE...BKN080 TOP FL250. 12Z SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
SW...BKN090 TOP FL250. 11Z SCT CI. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN CI. 05Z SCT060 BKN150 TOP FL250. OTLK...VFR.
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WI
NW...BKN030 TOP 050. 05Z SCT040. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. 08Z SKC.
OTLK...VFR.
NE...BKN020-030 TOP 050. 09Z BKN015-025. VIS 3-5SM BR. 13Z SCT020
BKN120 TOP 150 SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
SW...BKN035 TOP 050. 06Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
SE...SCT040 SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
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LS UPR MI
FAR W PTNS...SCT025 OVC035 TOP 050. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR...BKN015 TOP 050. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. 13Z BKN035.
OTLK...VFR.
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LM LWR MI LH...UPDT
NRN LM-NRN LWR MI- EXTRM NRN LH...BKN015-025 TOP 050. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR LH...BKN080 TOP FL180. 07Z BKN060. OCNL -SHRA. 11Z SCT060.
OTLK...VFR.
SRN LM-SW LWR MI...SCT040 BKN CI. 06Z BKN035 TOP FL250. OCNL VIS
3-5SM -RA BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG BECMG 1416 VFR.
SE LWR MI..BKN CI. 07Z BKN080 TOP FL250. 12Z BKN050. OCNL VIS
3-5SM -SHRA BR. OTLK...VFR.
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IL
EXTRM NRN...SCT040 BKN110 TOP FL250. 09Z SCT050. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR NRN 1/3...BKN110 TOP FL250. 09Z SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
WCNTRL...BKN120 TOP FL250. 10Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
ECNTRL...BKN110 TOP FL250. 13Z SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
SRN...SCT CI. 05Z SCT050 BKN150 TOP FL250. OTLK...VFR.
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IN
NW...BKN060 TOP FL250. ISOL -SHRA. 10Z BKN050. OTLK...VFR.
NE...SCT050 BKN CI. 09Z BKN060. ISOL -SHRA. OTLK...VFR.
CNTRL...BKN CI. 07Z BKN110 TOP FL250. OTLK...VFR.
SRN...BKN CI. 08Z SCT060 BKN110 TOP FL250. OTLK...VFR.
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KY
WEST...SCT CI. 09Z BKN045 TOP 060 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
CNTRL...SCT060 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
EAST...SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
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