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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
METAR KDSM 250454Z 20005KT 10SM BKN046 OVC080 18/17 A2978 RMK AO2 RAE12B35E45 SLP080 P0000 T01830167
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
TAF KDSM 250520Z 2506/2606 22007KT P6SM VCSH SCT040 BKN070
     FM251200 23010KT P6SM SCT030 BKN100
     FM251700 20016G23KT P6SM SCT040 BKN150
     FM260200 19012KT P6SM VCTS BKN040CB=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 24 23:35
VALID TIME: 25 May AT 00:00Z to 25 May AT 24:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WINDS: 200 AT 7
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   WEATHER: -SHRA
   CLOUDS: 25 SCT
   CLOUDS: 40 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 05:00Z
   WINDS: 220 AT 5
   VISIBILITY: 5.0 MILES
   WEATHER: -SHRA_BR
   CLOUDS: 15 SCT
   CLOUDS: 30 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 13:00Z
   WINDS: 240 AT 10
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 30 SCT
   CLOUDS: 100 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 17:00Z
   WINDS: 200 AT 14 GUST 20
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 40 SCT
   CLOUDS: 150 BKN
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
No PIREP is currently available for this location.
AIRMET - Airmens Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
CHIS WA 250245
AIRMET SIERRA FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 250900
.
AIRMET IFR...KS MO OK TX AR LA
FROM 20W GLD TO 50S PWE TO 30ESE SGF TO 40ENE TXK TO AEX TO IAH
TO 20ESE CRP TO 60SSE LRD TO DLF TO 40W SJT TO 50ENE ABI TO 20N
MMB TO 50W LBL TO 20W GLD
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR/FG. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
.
AIRMET IFR...ND SD NE MN IA WI LM LS MI LH
FROM 70SE YQT TO SSM TO 40NNE ASP TO BAE TO DBQ TO 20E IOW TO
40NNW OVR TO ANW TO 40ESE CYS TO 80SW DIK TO 60SSW ISN TO 80SW
GFK TO 30N DLH TO 70SE YQT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR/FG. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
....

CHIT WA 250245
AIRMET TANGO FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 250900
.
AIRMET TURB...ND SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LS MI LH IL OK TX AR LA
AND CSTL WTRS
FROM 60NE MOT TO 20NNW INL TO YQT TO SSM TO 60SSW DLH TO 60WSW
FAM TO 50SSE AEX TO 80ESE PSX TO 40SW PSX TO 40E CDS TO MMB TO
50W LBL TO 50ESE SNY TO 60NE MOT
MOD TURB BTN FL240 AND FL450. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
.
OTLK VALID 0900-1500Z
AREA 1...TURB IA MO WI LM MI IL IN
BOUNDED BY BAE-60SSE GRR-FWA-CVG-20NE STL-UIN-50WNW IOW-BAE
MOD TURB BLW 150. CONDS DVLPG 09-12Z. CONDS CONTG THRU 15Z.
.
AREA 2...TURB ND SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LM LS MI IL OK TX AR TN LA
MS
BOUNDED BY 60NNE MOT-30W YQT-SSM-EAU-STL-MEM-50SSE AEX-20N LCH-
40ESE OKC-50ENE ICT-50S OBH-30S LBF-30W DPR-60NNE MOT
MOD TURB BTN FL240 AND FL450. CONDS CONTG THRU 15Z.
.
ELSW NO SGFNT TURB EXP OUTSIDE OF CNVTV ACT.
....

CHIZ WA 250245
AIRMET ZULU FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 250900
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AIRMET ICE...ND SD MN WI LS
FROM YQT TO 80SSW YQT TO RWF TO 30NNE ONL TO 50W RAP TO 50SSW ISN
TO MOT TO YQT
MOD ICE BTN 100 AND FL200. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
.
OTLK VALID 0900-1500Z...ICE ND SD NE MN IA WI
BOUNDED BY 20NNW MOT-YQT-MSP-IOW-OVR-FSD-40WSW PIR-40SSE
OBH-MCK-40NNW GLD-70SW RAP-40SSW ISN-20NNW MOT
MOD ICE BTN 100 AND FL200. CONDS CONTG THRU 15Z.
.
FRZLVL...RANGING FROM 095-140 ACRS AREA
   120 ALG 20SE OSW-20WNW SGF-50WSW COU-20SSE MSP-40NNW EAU-
      40WNW RHI-30ESE ECK
....
SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
No SIGMET is currently available for this location.
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
!DSM 05/079 DSM NAV ILS RWY 5 OUT OF SERVICE 1505261400-1505262130
CREATED: 23 May 2015 14:01:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 05/076 DSM TWY R HOLDING POSITION SIGN BTN RWY 13/31 AND TWY D NOT LGTD 1505220315-1505272000
CREATED: 22 May 2015 03:21:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!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 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 5/8157 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.CHANGE INOP MALSR NOTE TO READ: FOR INOPERATIVE MALSR, INCREASE LPVALL CATS VISIBILITY TO RVR 5000, LNAV/VNAV ALL CATS VISIBILITY TO 17/8, AND LNAV CATS C/D VISIBILITY TO 1 5/8.ELEVEN CRANES, UP TO 1139 MSL, 2.11 NM SW OF AIRPORT.1504152253-1511122253ESTCREATED: 15 Apr 2015 22:53:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 5/8155 DSM IAP U.S. DOD 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.1504152253-1511122253ESTCREATED: 15 Apr 2015 22:53:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 5/8154 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
ILS OR LOC RWY 13, AMDT 9B...ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 23B...ILS OR LOC RWY 5, ORIG-B...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 1139MSL, 2.11 NM SW OF AIRPORT.1504152253-1511122253ESTCREATED: 15 Apr 2015 22:53:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 5/8153 DSM ODP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES AMDT 11...TAKE-OFF MINIMUMS: RWY 23, 300 - 1 1/2 OR STANDARD WITH MINIMUMCLIMB OF 293 FEET PER NM TO 1300.ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS PUBLISHED. 1504152253-1511122253ESTCREATED: 15 Apr 2015 22:53:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 5/8152 DSM SID DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
DES MOINES FIVE DEPARTURE...TAKE-OFF MINIMUMS: RWY 23, 300 - 1 1/2 OR STANDARD WITH MINIMUMCLIMB OF 293 FEET PER NM TO 1300.ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS PUBLISHED. 1504152253-1511122253ESTCREATED: 15 Apr 2015 22:53:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
Forecast Area
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 4:54 AM GMT on May 25, 2015 (11:54 PM CDT):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 250149 COR
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 252000
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 251400...OTLK VALID 251400-252000
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...WRMFNT SW KS-SE NEB-CNTRL IA-NRN IL. CDFNT SW KS SWD.
20Z WRMFNT NW WI-NRN LM-NRN LWR MI-CNTRL LH. QUASI-STNR FNT NW
WI-SE MN-NW IA-S CNTRL NEB-SW KS.
.
ND
NW...SCT100 BKN CI. 10Z SCT055 OVC080 LYRD FL250. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...SCT080 SCT-BKN150 LYRD FL250. 05Z BKN100. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...BKN080 TOP FL300. OCNL VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. AFT 04Z OVC040.
OTLK...MVFR CIG RA BR.
.
SD
W HLF...BKN045 TOP FL250. SCT -SHRA. 05Z OVC040. VIS 3-5SM BR.
OTLK...MVFR CIG.
E HLF...OVC025-030 TOP FL300. VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. OTLK...IFR CIG RA
BR 18Z MVFR CIG SHRA.
.
NE
E HLF...BKN035 TOP FL300. OCNL VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. AFT 08Z OVC025.
OTLK...MVFR CIG 17Z VFR SHRA.
W HLF...BKN060 TOP FL300. SCT -TSRA/-SHRA. CB TOP FL400. 10Z
OVC045-050. VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
.
KS
W HLF...BKN045 TOP FL300. SCT -TSRA. CB TOP FL450. TS POSS SEV.
05Z OVC040-045. VIS 3SM -RA BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
NERN...SCT035 BKN085 TOP FL250. WDLY SCT -SHRA. 06Z OVC030.
OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN055 LYRD FL250. VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. AFT 06Z OVC020.
OTLK...IFR CIG 19Z VFR.
.
MN
N HLF...OVC090 TOP FL300. SRN PTNS SCT -SHRA. 05Z OVC040 THRUT.
OCNL VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG RA BR.
S HLF...OVC020-025 TOP FL300. VIS 3SM -DZ/-RA BR. OTLK...IFR CIG
18Z MVFR CIG.
.
IA
W HLF...BKN030 LYRD FL300. WDLY SCT -SHRA. 10Z OVC020-025. VIS
3-5SM BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
E HLF...BKN025 LYRD FL250. SCT -SHRA. 07Z OVC020. VIS 3SM -RA BR.
OTLK...VFR.
.
MO..UPDT
NW...OVC085 TOP FL250. WDLY SCT -SHRA. OTLK...VFR.
SW...OVC025 TOP FL250. VIS 3SM -RA BR. OTLK...MVFR BR 16Z VFR.
NERN...BKN030 TOP FL250. VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN050 LYRD FL300. SCT -TSRA. CB TOP FL400. 06Z OVC025. VIS
3-5SM -RA BR. OTLK...VFR.
.
WI
XTRM SERN...BKN055 TOP FL300. VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. 12Z OVC020. VIS
3SM -RA BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG 17Z VFR.
RMNDR...OVC020-025 TOP FL300. VIS 3SM -RA/-DZ BR. OTLK...IFR CIG
RA BR.
.
LS UPR MI
LS-KEWEENAW PEN...OVC050 TOP FL300. BECMG 0406 OVC015-020. VIS
3SM -RA BR. OTLK...IFR CIG RA BR.
RMNDR...BKN030 TOP FL300. VIS 3SM -RA BR. OTLK...IFR CIG RA BR.
.
LM LWR MI LH..UPDT
N HLF...OVC070-080 TOP FL300. VIS 3SM -RA BR. 13Z SCT025 OVC050.
OTLK...VFR SHRA.
SW...OVC070 TOP FL250. OCNL VIS 3-5SM -DZ/-RA BR. 10Z OVC030. VIS
5SM -RA BR. OTLK...VFR SHRA.
SE...SCT070 BKN120-150 LYRD FL250. 10Z SCT080 BKN CI. AFT 13Z WND
S G25KT. OTLK...VFR WND.
.
IL
N HLF...BKN035 TOP FL300. SCT -TSRA/-SHRA. CB TOP FL380. 13Z
BKN030 OVC050. WND SW 20G35KT. OTLK...MVFR CIG WND 17Z VFR WND.
S HLF...BKN050-060 LYRD FL250. SCT -TSRA. CB TOP FL400. TS POSS
SEV. AFT 05Z OVC030. OTLK...MVFR CIG.
.
IN
E HLF...BKN CI. 06Z BKN080-100 TOP FL250. OTLK...VFR WND.
NW...BKN100 LYRD FL250. WDLY SCT -SHRA. AFT 09Z OVC035. SCT
-TSRA. CB TOP FL350. OTLK...MVFR CIG TSRA.
SW...BKN050 LYRD FL250. WDLY SCT -TSRA. CB TOP FL300. 09Z OVC030.
VIS 4SM SCT -SHRA. OTLK...VFR.
.
KY
W HLF...SCT-BKN050-060 LYRD FL250. WDLY SCT -TSRA. CB TOP FL400.
10Z BKN030. OCNL VIS 4SM -RA BR. OTLK...VFR.
E HLF...SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
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