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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
METAR KDSM 211854Z 30021G29KT 10SM FEW055 FEW095 SCT120 BKN250 13/M06 A2977 RMK AO2 PK WND 31033/1822 SLP082 T01331056
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
TAF KDSM 211722Z 2118/2218 30021G30KT P6SM SCT060 BKN120
     FM220000 31012G18KT P6SM FEW100
     FM220400 32011KT P6SM SKC=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 21 17:22
VALID TIME: 21 April AT 18:00Z to 22 April AT 18:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WINDS: 300 AT 21 GUST 30
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 60 SCT
   CLOUDS: 120 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 00:00Z
   WINDS: 310 AT 12 GUST 18
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 100 FEW
NEW WX STARTING: 04:00Z
   WINDS: 320 AT 11
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: CLEAR
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
No PIREP is currently available for this location.
AIRMET - Airmens Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
CHIS WA 211445
AIRMET SIERRA UPDT 2 FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 212100
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AIRMET IFR...WI LS MI
FROM 70SE YQT TO 20NE SAW TO 30SSE RHI TO 60W RHI TO 70E DLH TO
70SE YQT
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS ENDG 15-18Z.
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AIRMET IFR...MN WI LS
FROM 30N INL TO YQT TO 20SE DLH TO 20E BRD TO BJI TO 80SE YWG TO
30N INL
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS ENDG 15-18Z.
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CHIT WA 211445
AIRMET TANGO UPDT 2 FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 212100
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AIRMET TURB...IA MO IL IN
FROM 50NNE FWA TO FWA TO CVG TO 40N PXV TO 70SSW DSM TO 30WNW
DSM TO 30SSW JOT TO 50NNE FWA
MOD TURB BTN FL180 AND FL320. CONDS ENDG 18-21Z.
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AIRMET TURB...ND SD NE MN IA MO WI LM LS MI LH
FROM 30N INL TO YQT TO SSM TO YVV TO 20NNE BAE TO 30ENE FAR TO
30ESE PWE TO 20E OBH TO 50NNE MOT TO 30N INL
MOD TURB BLW 080. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z THRU 03Z.
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AIRMET TURB...NE KS MN IA MO WI LM MI LH IL IN KY
FROM 30ENE FAR TO 20NNE BAE TO YVV TO 30SE ECK TO FWA TO CVG TO
HNN TO HMV TO 60NE DYR TO 30ESE PWE TO 30ENE FAR
MOD TURB BLW 100. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z THRU 03Z.
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OTLK VALID 2100-0300Z...TURB ND SD NE MN IA WI LM LS MI LH
BOUNDED BY 30N INL-YQT-SSM-YVV-30SSE ECK-20S GRR-BAE-40NNE MCW-
20NNE OVR-30E PWE-30ESE OBH-60NE MOT-30N INL
MOD TURB BLW 080. CONDS CONTG THRU 03Z.
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CHIZ WA 211445
AIRMET ZULU UPDT 2 FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 212100
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AIRMET ICE...ND SD MN IA WI LM LS MI LH
FROM 30N INL TO YQT TO SSM TO YVV TO 30SE ECK TO 20SSE PMM TO
30ENE MCW TO 70S FAR TO 60WSW GFK TO 80SW YWG TO 30N INL
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND 120. FRZLVL SFC-030. CONDS CONTG BYD 21Z
THRU 03Z.
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OTLK VALID 2100-0300Z...ICE NE KS IA MO IL
BOUNDED BY 40W IOW-50W AXC-40SSW SLN-40E MCK-50WNW OVR-40W IOW
MOD ICE BTN FRZLVL AND 160. FRZLVL 050-090. CONDS DVLPG 21-00Z.
CONDS CONTG THRU 03Z.
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FRZLVL...RANGING FROM SFC-105 ACRS AREA
   SFC ALG 60SSW YWG-30ENE GFK-30E BJI-50NE DLH-30ESE YQT
   040 ALG 50SSW ISN-40E DPR-40SW FSD-40WSW IOW-30SW BDF-FWA
   080 ALG 50WSW RAP-40ENE HLC-40NE ICT-40W OSW
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SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
No SIGMET is currently available for this location.
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
!DSM 04/061 DSM OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1227475) 413253.30N0935029.80W (8.1NM W DSM) 1193.9FT (305.8FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE 1504210647-1505060647
CREATED: 21 Apr 2015 06:47:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 04/033 DSM RWY 5 LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS LGT OUT OF SERVICE 1504061401-1504302300
CREATED: 06 Apr 2015 14:01:00 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 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 6:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2015 (1:54 PM CDT):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 211845
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 221300
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 220700...OTLK VALID 220700-221300
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...QSTNRY FNT OVR SRN IN-SRN IL-CNTRL MO-NERN KS CNTRL
CDFNT OVR CNTRL NE-SWRN SD BY 13Z CDFNT OVR SERN OH-S CNTRL
KY-NWRN TN-NRN AR-XTRM SWRN KS.
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ND
W...SCT060. 00Z SKC OCNL SCT080. OTLK...VFR.
CNTRL...BKN050 TOP 100. WND NW 20G30KT. 22Z SCT070. WND NW
20G30KT. 02Z SKC OCNL SCT060. OTLK...VFR.
E...BKN040 TOP 120. WND NW 20G30KT. 22Z BKN050 TOP 100. WND NW
20G30KT. 02Z SKC OCNL SCT060. OTLK...VFR.
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SD
W-CNTRL...SCT-BKN100 TOP 140. WND NW G25KT. 22Z SKC. OCNL SCT100.
TIL 01Z WND N G25KT. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...BKN050 TOP 100. WND NW 20G30KT. 22Z BKN060 TOP 120. WND NW
20G30KT. 03Z SCT060. OTLK...VFR.
SE...SCT050. WND NW 20G30KT. 02Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
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NE
PNHDL-CNTRL...SCT-BKN100 TOP 160. WND NW G25KT. 02Z SCT100-120.
OTLK...VFR.
E...BKN100 TOP 160. WND NW G25KT. 00Z NERN SCT100. SE BKN100 TOP
FL180. ISOL -SHRA. 03Z SE SCT100. OTLK...VFR.
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KS
W-CNTRL...
N HLF..SCT120. BECMG 0103 SCT-BKN100 TOP 160. OTLK...VFR.
S HLF..SCT100. BECMG 2200 BKN100 TOP FL200. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. CB
TOP FL380. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA 12Z MVFR CIG.
NERN...SCT100. 03Z BKN120 TOP FL180. ISOL -SHRA. OTLK...VFR.
SE...SCT050. 21Z BKN060 TOP FL180. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL370.
05Z SCT040 BKN080. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA.
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MN
N HLF...BKN030-040 TOP FL180. E HLF OCNL VIS 3SM SCT -SHSN. ELSW
WDLY SCT -SHSN. TIL 04Z WND NW 20G30KT. 04Z TOP 160. E HLF WDLY
SCT -SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG E HLF SHSN.
SW...BKN050 TOP 140. WND NW 20G30KT. 03Z SCT050. OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN050 TOP 150. TIL 03Z WND NW 20G30KT. OTLK...VFR 12Z MVFR
CIG.
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IA
N 1/3...BKN050 TOP 160. WND NW 20G35KT. 01Z W PTN SCT080. E PTN
BKN080 TOP 140. 05Z SCT080. OTLK...VFR.
S 2/3...BKN100 TOP 160. WND NW 20G30KT. 00Z BKN080. XTRM S ISOL
-SHRA. BECMG 0204 SCT100. OTLK...VFR.
.
MO
N 1/3... SCT100. WND NW G25KT. BECMG 0002 BKN080-100 TOP 160.
ISOL -SHRA. OTLK...VFR.
S 2/3...SCT060 BKN100-120 TOP 160. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL370.
21Z BKN060 TOP FL180. OCNL VIS 3SM SCT -SHRA/TSRA.
04Z ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR TIL 09Z TSRA SHRA 11Z XTRM S MVFR
CIG.
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WI
N HLF...OVC040 TOP 160. WDLY SCT -SHSN. WND NW 20G30KT.
02Z BKN030 TOP 140. XTRM NRN -SN. OTLK...MVFR CIG XTRM N SN.
S HLF...OVC050 TOP 160. TIL 01Z WND NW 20G30KT. 05Z TOP 140.
OTLK...VFR 10Z W PTN MVFR CIG.
.
LS UPR MI
BKN-OVC030 TOP 160. OCNL VIS 3SM SCT -SHSN. W HLF WND W G25KT.
OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
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LM LWR MI LH
N HLF...BKN-OVC030 TOP 160. SCT -SHRASN. WND SW G25KT.
03Z OVC020-030. OCNL VIS 3SM SCT -SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
S HLF...BKN-OVC050 TOP 160. WDLY SCT -SHRA. WND SW 20G30KT.
03Z BKN040. TIL 06Z WDLY SCT -SHRA. OTLK...VFR 10Z MVFR CIG.
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IL
N...BKN060 TOP 120. WND W 25G35KT. 23Z BKN070 TOP 160. WND NW
G25KT. 03Z SCT060. OTLK...VFR.
CNTRL...SCT120. WND W 20G30KT. 23Z BKN100 TOP FL180. 03Z S CNTRL
BKN080. WDLY SCT -SHRA/ISOL -TSRA. CB TOP FL320. OTLK...VFR TIL
09Z S CNTRL SHRA.
SRN...SCT060. 22Z BKN080 TOP FL180. WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP
FL340. 05Z BKN060. SCT -SHRA/ISOL TSRA. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHRA TIL
09Z TSRA.
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IN
N HLF...BKN060 TOP 140. TIL 01Z WND W 25G35KT. 04Z SCT060.
OTLK...VFR.
S HLF...SCT060. WND SW 25G35KT. 01Z BKN060 TOP FL180. WDLY SCT
-SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL340. OTLK...VFR SHRA S PTN TSRA 09Z S PTN
MVFR CIG ELSW VFR.
.
KY
W HLF...SCT060 BKN100 TOP 160. 21Z BKN060 TOP FL180. WDLY SCT
-SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL340. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA 09Z MVFR CIG SHRA.
E HLF...BKN080 TOP 160. TIL 00Z WND SW 20G30KT. 21Z WDLY SCT
-SHRA. 00Z N PTN ISOL -TSRA. CB TOP FL320. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA
09Z MVFR CIG SHRA BR.
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