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METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
METAR KDSM 301054Z 28003KT 5SM BR OVC004 22/21 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP208 T02170211 $
TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
TAF KDSM 300520Z 3006/3106 VRB04KT P6SM SCT035 BKN120
     FM300800 VRB03KT 4SM BR VCSH BKN150
     FM301300 32004KT P6SM SCT050 BKN120
     FM301900 32006KT P6SM VCTS SCT040CB BKN120=
Decoded:
ID: KDSM   Des Moines Intl, IA
REPORT TIME: 30  5:20
VALID TIME: 30 August AT 06:00Z to 31 August AT 06:00Z.
INITIAL WX
   WIND: VARIABLE AT 4
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 35 SCT
   CLOUDS: 120 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 08:00Z
   WIND: VARIABLE AT 3
   VISIBILITY: 4.0 MILES
   WEATHER: BR_VCSH
   CLOUDS: 150 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 13:00Z
   WINDS: 320 AT 4
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   CLOUDS: 50 SCT
   CLOUDS: 120 BKN
NEW WX STARTING: 19:00Z
   WINDS: 320 AT 6
   VISIBILITY: >6.0 MILES
   WEATHER: VCTS
   CLOUDS: 40 SCT WITH CB
   CLOUDS: 120 BKN
   COMMENTS: = 

PIREP - Pilot Weather Report
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
No PIREP is currently available for this location.
AIRMET - Airmens Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
CHIS WA 300845
AIRMET SIERRA UPDT 1 FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 301500
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AIRMET IFR...MN IA WI LM MI IL IN
FROM 50SW SAW TO 30SSW PMM TO 30S BDF TO 30NW FOD TO 40SSW BRD
TO 50SW SAW
CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM PCPN/BR. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z ENDG 15-18Z.
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AIRMET IFR...KY
FROM HNN TO HMV TO LOZ TO HNN
VIS BLW 3SM BR. CONDS ENDG 12-15Z.
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AIRMET IFR...MO LM MI IL IN KY
FROM 30ESE MBS TO 50SSE ECK TO FWA TO CVG TO 40ESE CVG TO 20SSW
IIU TO 20SSW STL TO 30S BDF TO 20SSW PMM TO 30ESE MBS
VIS BLW 3SM BR. CONDS DVLPG 09-12Z. CONDS ENDG 12-15Z.
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CHIT WA 300845
AIRMET TANGO UPDT 1 FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 301500
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NO SGFNT TURB EXP OUTSIDE OF CNVTV ACT.
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CHIZ WA 300845
AIRMET ZULU UPDT 1 FOR ICE AND FRZLVL VALID UNTIL 301500
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NO SGFNT ICE EXP OUTSIDE OF CNVTV ACT.
.
FRZLVL...RANGING FROM 125-155 ACRS AREA
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SIGMET - Significant Meteorological Information
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
No SIGMET is currently available for this location.
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
!DSM 08/062 DSM SVC MICROBURST/WINDSHEAR DETECTION SYSTEM NOT AVBL 1608310500-1608311100
CREATED: 29 Aug 2016 19:45:00 SOURCE: MOCC
!DSM 08/050 DSM APRON ELLIOTT AVIATION RAMP WIP OPEN EXCAVATION LGTD AND BARRICADED 1608270420-1609092200EST
CREATED: 27 Aug 2016 04:20:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 07/057 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN 2015-ACE-4100-NRA) 413221N0933913W (0.5NM NE DSM) 1055FT (110FT AGL) FLAGGED 1607261518-1611152359
CREATED: 26 Jul 2016 15:18:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 06/053 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN 2016-ACE-2459-OE) 413318N0934046W (1.5NM NNW DSM) 922FT (100FT AGL) FLAGGED AND LGTD 1606251849-1712222359
CREATED: 25 Jun 2016 18:49:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 06/024 DSM AIRSPACE UAS WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 1NM RADIUS OF
DSM334014.2 (5.2NM W Y76) SFC-400FT AGL DLY 1400-23001606141400-1610312300CREATED: 13 Jun 2016 16:10:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 06/008 DSM OBST TOWER LGT (ASR 1018144) 413502.00N0933830.00W (3.2NM NNE DSM) 1232.0FT (407.2FT AGL) OUT OF SERVICE 1606021927-1608311930
CREATED: 02 Jun 2016 19:27:00 SOURCE: KFODYFYX
!DSM 03/046 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN 2015-ACE-4385-OE) 413058N0934159W (2.0NM WSW DSM) 1145FT (180FT AGL) FLAGGED 1603231226-1611222300
CREATED: 23 Mar 2016 12:26:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 03/045 DSM OBST CRANE (ASN 2015-ACE-4384-OE) 413101N0934160W (1.9NM WSW DSM) 1146FT (180FT AGL) FLAGGED 1603231224-1611222300EST
CREATED: 23 Mar 2016 12:24:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 02/105 DSM OBST RIG (ASN 2015-ACE-3876-OE) 413101N0934202W (2.0NM WSW DSM) 1019FT (60FT AGL) NOT LGTD 1602191902-1612312359
CREATED: 19 Feb 2016 19:03:00 SOURCE: DSM
!DSM 02/104 DSM OBST RIG (ASN 2015-ACE-3877-OE) 413056N0934203W (2.0NM WSW DSM) 1019FT (60FT AGL) NOT LGTD 1602191901-1612312059
CREATED: 19 Feb 2016 19:01:00 SOURCE: DSM
!FDC 6/0718 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
ILS OR LOC RWY 13, AMDT 9B...ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 23B...RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, AMDT 1B...RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, ORIG-A...RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, AMDT 1C...CIRCLING CATS A/B/C MDA 1500/HAA 542.2 CRANES, 1146 MSL, 1.94 NM SW OF KDSM, 2015-ACE-4384, 4385-OE.1603281715-1611071715ESTCREATED: 28 Mar 2016 17:15:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 6/0717 DSM IAP U.S. DOD DES MOINES INTL,
DES MOINES, IA.HI ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 7...CIRCLING CAT C MDA 1500/HAA542.2 CRANES, 1146 MSL, 1.94 NM SW OF KDSM, 2015-ACE-4384, 4385-OE.1603281715-1611071715ESTCREATED: 28 Mar 2016 17:15:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 6/0715 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
ILS OR LOC RWY 5, ORIG-B...S-LOC 5 MDA 1420/HAT 489 ALL CATS. VIS CAT C RVR 5000.CIRCLING CATS A/B/C MDA 1500/HAA 542.VDP AT 3.06 DME; DISTANCE VDP TO THLD 1.36 MILES.2 CRANES, 1146 MSL, 1.11 NM SW OF APPROACH END RWY 5,2015-ACE-4384, 4385-OE.1603281715-1611071715ESTCREATED: 28 Mar 2016 17:15:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 6/0714 DSM IAP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, AMDT 1A...LNAV/VNAV DA 1506/HAT 575 ALL CATS. VIS 1 1/2 ALL CATS.LNAV MDA 1460/HAT 529 ALL CATS. VIS CATS C/D RVR 5500.CIRCLING CATS A/B/C MDA 1500/HAA 542.VDP 1.49 NM TO RW05.FOR INOPERATIVE MALSR, INCREASE LPV ALL CATS VISIBILITY TO RVR 5000AND LNAV/VNAV ALL CATS VISIBILITY TO 2 AND LNAV CAT D VISIBILITY TO1 1/2.2 CRANES, 1146 MSL, 1.11 NM SW OF APPROACH END RWY 5,2015-ACE-4384, 4385-OE.1603281715-1611071715ESTCREATED: 28 Mar 2016 17:15:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 6/0712 DSM ODP DES MOINES INTL, DES MOINES, IA.
TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES AMDT 11...TAKE-OFF MINIMUMS RWY 23, 300 - 1 1/4 OR STANDARD WITH MINIMUMCLIMB OF 358 FT PER NM TO 1300. NOTE: RWY 23, 2 TEMPORARY CRANES,6390 FT FROM DEPARTURE END OF RWY, 1577 FT RIGHT OF CENTERLINE, 180AGL, UPTO 1146 MSL, 2015-ACE-4384, 4385-OE.ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS PUBLISHED. 1603281715-1611071715ESTCREATED: 28 Mar 2016 17:15:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
!FDC 6/5976 DSM IAP U.S. DOD DES MOINES INTL,
DES MOINES, IA.HI ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 7...DISREGARD MM INDICATIONS.1603151814-1610251814ESTCREATED: 15 Mar 2016 18:15:00 SOURCE: KDZZNAXX
Forecast Area
KDSM - Des Moines, Iowa
Updated at 10:54 AM GMT on August 30, 2016 (5:54 AM CDT):
FA3W  
CHIC FA 300945
SYNOPSIS AND VFR CLDS/WX
SYNOPSIS VALID UNTIL 310400
CLDS/WX VALID UNTIL 302200...OTLK VALID 302200-310400
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...CDFNT ERN UPR MI-SERN MN-NERN NE-SWRN SD. WK QSTNRY
FNT SRN IN-NERN KS-SRN TX PNHDL. HI PRES ELSW. 04Z CDFNT SERN LWR
MI-EXTRM SERN IA-SWRN SD. HI PRES ELSW.
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ND
SE...SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR...SKC. OTLK...VFR.
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SD
W...SKC OCNL SCT CI. OCNL VIS 3-5SM BR. 17Z SKC. OTLK...VFR.
E...SCT050 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
.
NE
PNHDL-N CNTRL...SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
S CNTRL...BKN080 TOP FL240. ISOL TSRA. CB TOP FL360. 14Z OVC040.
SCT -SHRA/ISOL TSRA. 20Z BKN050. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...BKN100 TOP FL240. TIL 13Z WDLY SCT -SHRA/ISOL TSRA. CB TOP
FL360. 20Z WDLY SCT -TSRA. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA.
SE...BKN100 TOP FL240. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL360. 15Z OVC060.
WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA.
.
KS
W HLF...OVC080 TOP FL240. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL360. 19Z
BKN080. SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA.
NERN...BKN100 TOP FL240. TIL 13Z WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP
FL440. 18Z BKN060. SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
SE...SCT100 BKN CI. 19Z WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450.
OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
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MN
NW...SKC OCNL SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...SCT CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
SW...SCT040 BKN CI. VIS 3-5SM BR. ISOL -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450.
15Z SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
SE...BKN040 BKN100 TOP FL260. SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. 14Z
BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
.
IA
NW...BKN CI. 19Z OVC130 TOP FL240. SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450.
OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
NERN...BKN080 TOP FL240. 15Z BKN030 TOP 070 BKN CI. 20Z
BKN-OVC140. WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z
SHRA TSRA.
SW...BKN040 OVC140 TOP FL240. TIL 14Z WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP
FL450. 18Z OVC060. SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR TIL 01Z SHRA TSRA.
SE...SCT060 BKN CI. ISOL -TSRA. CB TOP FL340. 21Z SCT -SHRA/TSRA.
CB TOP FL450. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA.
.
MO
NW...BKN100 TOP FL240. TIL 14Z SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. 20Z
BKN050. WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
NERN...BKN CI. VIS 3-5SM BR. 15Z BKN050 BKN130 TOP FL240. WDLY
SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. 20Z BKN050 LYRD FL200. SCT
-SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR 02Z SHRA TSRA.
SW...SCT CI. 18Z SCT050 BKN CI. 20Z BKN060 TOP 120. OTLK...VFR.
SE...SKC. TIL 14Z VIS 3-5SM BR. 18Z SCT040. OTLK...VFR.
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WI
NW...BKN CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
NERN...BKN100 LYRD FL240. 18Z SCT040 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
SW...BKN020 TOP 060. VIS 3SM BR. 18Z BKN040 LYRD FL240. WDLY SCT
-SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. OTLK...VFR TIL 03Z SHRA TSRA.
SE...SCT100 BKN CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. 20Z BKN050 LYRD FL240.
WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. OTLK...VFR SHRA TSRA.
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LS UPR MI
W HLF...SCT040 BKN CI. 15Z BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
E HLF...SCT050 BKN CI. 12Z BKN025 TOP 150. VIS 3-5SM BR. 18Z
SCT050 BKN CI. OTLK...VFR.
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LM LWR MI LH
N HLF...BKN CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. 19Z SCT-BKN040 TOP FL240.
WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK...VFR TIL 03Z SHRA TSRA.
SW...BKN120 TOP FL240. VIS 3-5SM BR. TIL 15Z WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA.
CB TOP FL400. 18Z BKN040 TOP FL200. WDLY SCT -SHRA/TSRA.
OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
SE...BKN CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. 20Z SCT050. WDLY SCT TSRA. CB
TOP FL360. OTLK...VFR TIL 01Z TSRA.
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IL
NRN...BKN050 TOP FL240. TIL 17Z SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL400. 18Z
SCT050 BKN CI. 20Z BKN080. SCT -SHRA/TSRA. OTLK....VFR TIL 01Z
SHRA TSRA.
CNTRL-SRN...SCT CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. 19Z BKN050 TOP FL240.
SCT -SHRA/TSRA. CB TOP FL450. OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
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IN
SERN...SKC. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. OTLK...VFR.
RMNDR...SCT CI. TIL 15Z VIS 3-5SM BR. 18Z SCT050. SCT -SHRA/TSRA.
CB TOP FL450. OTLK...VFR TIL 02Z SHRA TSRA.
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KY
SKC. VIS 3-5SM BR. 18Z SCT040. OTLK...VFR.
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