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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on October 31, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
METAR KDSM 310554Z 36019G32KT 10SM BKN025 OVC035 07/M01 A3029 RMK AO2 PK WND 35032/0551 RAB52E54 SLP260 P0000 60000 T00671006 10133 20067 401720050 53031
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on October 31, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
TAF KDSM 310520Z 3106/0106 35018G28KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035
     FM311400 36012G18KT P6SM SCT080
     FM010000 36010KT P6SM SKC=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 31  5:20
VALID TIME: 31 October AT 06:00Z to 1 October AT 06:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WINDS: 350 AT 18 GUST 28
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 25 SCT
   CLOUDS: 35 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 14:00Z
   WINDS: 360 AT 12 GUST 18
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 80 SCT
NEW WX STARTING: 00:00Z
   WINDS: 360 AT 10
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: CLEAR
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on October 31, 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 October 31, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
CHIS WA 310245
AIRMET SIERRA FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 310900
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AIRMET IFR...ND SD NE
FROM 20WSW ISN TO 60SW MOT TO 50E RAP TO 30N ANW TO 50ESE MCK TO
30NNW GLD TO 70SW RAP TO 20WSW ISN
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM BR. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
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AIRMET IFR...WI LM LS MI LH
FROM 90ESE YQT TO YVV TO 60SSW YVV TO 20E MKG TO 50WNW TVC TO
50WNW RHI TO 50SW YQT TO 90ESE YQT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
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OTLK VALID 0900-1500Z...IFR WI LM LS MI LH
BOUNDED BY 70SSE YQT-20SE SSM-20NE YVV-30SE ECK-DXO-GIJ-40WNW
TVC-70SSE YQT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS CONTG THRU 15Z.
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CHIT WA 310245
AIRMET TANGO FOR TURB AND STG SFC WNDS VALID UNTIL 310900
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AIRMET TURB...ND MN IA WI LM LS MI LH IL
FROM 80NW INL TO YQT TO SSM TO 50E GRB TO ORD TO OVR TO 60SSE
FAR TO 50N ABR TO 70WSW YWG TO 80NW INL
MOD TURB BLW 100. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
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AIRMET STG SFC WNDS...LM
FROM 30SSE SAW TO 70SE SAW TO 40SW TVC TO 30SW PMM TO 30SE ORD
TO 30SSE BAE TO 30SSE SAW
SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS GTR THAN 30KT EXP. CONDS DVLPG 06-09Z.
CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z THRU 15Z.
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AIRMET STG SFC WNDS...LS
FROM 70ENE YQT TO 60NNW SSM TO 30E SAW TO 80SE YQT TO 70N RHI TO
80SW YQT TO 70ENE YQT
SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS GTR THAN 30KT EXP. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z
ENDG BY 15Z.
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OTLK VALID 0900-1500Z
AREA 1...TURB ND SD
BOUNDED BY 70NNW ISN-60N MOT-20E DPR-40WNW RAP-70NNW ISN
MOD TURB BLW 080. CONDS DVLPG 09-12Z. CONDS CONTG THRU 15Z.
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AREA 2...TURB MN IA MO WI LM LS MI LH IL IN
BOUNDED BY 80ESE YWG-20NNW INL-YQT-SSM-ASP-FWA-40NNE AXC-20W MCI-
20NW OVR-40SSE YWG-80ESE YWG
MOD TURB BLW 100. CONDS CONTG THRU 15Z.
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CHIZ WA 310245
AIRMET ZULU FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 310900
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AIRMET ICE...IA WI LM LS MI LH IL IN
FROM 60ESE YQT TO SSM TO YVV TO 30ESE ECK TO FWA TO 50WSW AXC TO
50S IOW TO 20WSW DBQ TO 30NNW DLL TO 60E DLH TO 60ESE YQT
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND 150. FRZLVL 020-060. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z
THRU 15Z.
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AIRMET ICE...MO IL IN KY AR TN MS AL
FROM FWA TO CVG TO HNN TO 40SSE LOZ TO GQO TO 30S MSL TO 50S MEM
TO 20NNW ARG TO 50WSW AXC TO FWA
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND FL200. FRZLVL 050-090. CONDS CONTG BYD 09Z
THRU 15Z.
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FRZLVL...RANGING FROM SFC-105 ACRS AREA
   MULT FRZLVL BLW 080 BOUNDED BY 50NNW ISN-40N MOT-30SW PIR-
      40SW DSM-20SSW MCI-50ESE SLN-30NW SLN-20SSE MCK-50W LBF-
      30WNW BFF-50NNW ISN
   SFC ALG 70SW DIK-50NE BFF-60NW LBF-50SE EAU-80SSE YQT-80ESE
      YQT-70N SAW
   040 ALG 80SW DIK-60SSE RAP-70WSW ANW-70SSE OBH-30SSE PWE-UIN-
      20NE FWA
   080 ALG 40SSE SNY-70SE HLC-70SSE SGF
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SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 5:54 AM GMT on October 31, 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 October 31, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
!DSM 10/034 DSM TWY P HOLDING POSITION SIGN FOR RWY 13/31 NOT LGTD 1410250319-1410312359
CREATED: 25 Oct 2014 03:19:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 10/033 DSM TWY D HOLDING POSITION SIGN FOR RWY 5/23 NOT LGTD 1410250318-1410312359
CREATED: 25 Oct 2014 03:18:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 10/031 DSM TWY B HOLDING POSITION MARKINGS BTN TWY P AND RWY 5/23 NOT STD 1410241159-1410312300
CREATED: 24 Oct 2014 11:59:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 10/024 DSM OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1043706) 413505.00N0933830.00W (3.2NM NNE DSM) 1236.9FT (406.8FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE 1410200826-1411040826
CREATED: 20 Oct 2014 08:26:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 10/012 DSM AD WIND SOCK FOR RWY 13 NOT LGTD 1410161710-1411212359EST
CREATED: 16 Oct 2014 17:10:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 09/063 DSM TWY F CLSD 1409182249-1410311800
CREATED: 18 Sep 2014 23:01:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 09/062 DSM TWY E CLSD 1409182257-1410311800
CREATED: 18 Sep 2014 22:57:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!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 09/020 DSM TWY R BTN TWY D AND TWY B CLSD 1409081258-1410312300
CREATED: 08 Sep 2014 12:58:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 09/019 DSM TWY B BTN ELLIOTT AVIATION RAMP AND RWY 5/23 CLSD 1409081257-1410312300
CREATED: 08 Sep 2014 12:57:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 09/010 DSM RWY 13 VASI OUT OF SERVICE 1409051412-1509301800EST
CREATED: 05 Sep 2014 14:12:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 07/025 DSM TWY D BTN TWY D1 EAST AND TWY P CLSD 1407081908-1410312300
CREATED: 08 Jul 2014 19:09:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 07/021 DSM RWY 5 LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS LGT OUT OF SERVICE 1407071953-1410312300
CREATED: 07 Jul 2014 19:54:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 07/020 DSM RWY 13 LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS LGT OUT OF SERVICE 1407071952-1410312300
CREATED: 07 Jul 2014 19:53:00 SOURCE: DSM
!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 5:54 AM GMT on October 31, 2014 (12:54 AM CDT):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 310145
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 312000
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 311400...OTLK VALID 311400-312000
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...UPR LVL TROF NE MN/LS/UPR MI/NRN WI WILL CONT TO
DEEPEN AND APCH ERN GREAT LAKES-ERN IL-CNTRL MI 18-20Z. NW FLOW
WRN PTN..WSW FLOW NE PTN..WLY FLOW SRN PTN. CDFNT WRN LWR MI-NRN
PTNS IL MO KS WILL APCH ERN PTNS MID S/NRN DEEP S/NRN LA/NE TX
LATE DURG OTLK. CDFNT CNTRL AR-N CNTRL TX WILL APCH CNTRL DEEP
S-LWR MS VLY AND WKN 12-14Z. STNR FNT W TX 12-14Z. OTRW..HI PRES
RIDGE WILL BLD OVR RGN FM THE N THRU OTLK.
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ND
E HLF...SKC. OTLK...VFR.
NW PTN...BKN025 TOPS 030. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. BECMG 0406 SKC.
  BECMG 1012 SCT030. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
SW PTN...BKN-OVC030 TOPS 035. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. BECMG 0710
  SCT030 OCNL SKC. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
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SD
NW PTN...BKN035 TOPS 055. BECMG 0406 BKN030. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR.
  OTLK...MVFR CIG BR.
SW PTN...BKN055 TOPS 065. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...IFR CIG BR.
E HLF...SCT040. BECMG 0507 SKC. OTLK...VFR.
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NE
PNHDL...SKC. BECMG 0810 BKN050 TOPS 060. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR.
  OTLK...IFR CIG BR 19Z VFR.
RMNDR W HLF...SKC. BECMG 0608 BKN030 TOPS 055. OCNL VIS 3-5SM
  BR. OTLK...MVFR CIG BR 18Z VFR.
E HLF...BKN025 TOPS 045. BECMG 0709 SCT020-025. OCNL VIS 3-5SM
  BR. OTLK...VFR.
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KS
W HLF...SKC. BECMG 0912 BKN040 TOPS 050. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR.
  OTLK...MVFR CIG BR 18Z VFR.
E HLF...SKC. BECMG 0810 BKN025 TOPS 035. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR.
  OTLK...VFR.
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MN
N HLF...SCT030. WND N 20G30KT. BECMG 0507 SKC. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...BKN035 TOPS 065. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. BECMG 0608 SKC.
  OTLK...VFR.
.
IA
N HLF...BKN035 TOPS 080. OCNL -RA. WND N G25KT. BECMG 0507
  SCT035. WND N G25KT. 09Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...SCT-BKN040 TOPS 080. BECMG 0608 SCT-BKN035 TOPS 060. WND
  N G25KT. OTLK...VFR.
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MO
N HLF...SCT040-050. BECMG 0608 BKN035 TOPS 080. WND N G25KT. 12Z
  FEW-SCT030. WND N G25KT. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...FEW-SCT050. BECMG 0709 SCT-BKN040 TOPS 055. OTLK...VFR.
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WI
N HLF...BKN-OVC035 TOPS 080. OCNL VIS 3-5SM -RASN BR. BECMG 0507
  BKN030 TOPS 060. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...BKN040 TOPS 120. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHRA. BECMG
  0609 BKN025 TOPS 065. OCNL -RASN. WND N 20G30KT. OTLK...MVFR
  CIG WND.
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LS UPR MI
BKN-OVC010-020 TOPS 130. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHRASN. BECMG
  0406 OVC010-015. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHSN. WND N G25KT.
  OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
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LM LWR MI LH
NRN PTN...BKN-OVC010-020 LYRD FL180. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. WDLY SCT
  -SHRA. BECMG 0609 OVC010-015 TOPS 140. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. WDLY
  SCT -SHRASN. WND N G25KT. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHRASN WND.
SRN PTN...BKN040 BKN080 TOPS 160. ISOL -SHRA. BECMG 0608
  BKN-OVC015-025 TOPS 140. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHRA.
  OTLK...MVFR CIG SHRA WND.
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IL IN
N HLF...BKN050 BKN080 TOPS 140. ISOL -SHRA. BECMG 0609 BKN030
  BKN045. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHRA. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHRA
  WND.
S HLF...SCT-BKN050 TOPS 150. ISOL -SHRA. BECMG 0709 BKN035
  BKN050. ISOL -SHRA. OTLK...VFR.
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KY
WRN-CNTRL PTN...SCT040 SCT-BKN080 TOPS FL200. ISOL -SHRA. BECMG
  0608 BKN035 BKN060 TOPS 120. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHRA.
  OTLK...VFR.
ERN PTN...SCT040. BECMG 0609 SCT035 SCT-BKN120 LYRD FL200.
  OTLK...VFR SHRA.
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