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Radar/Satellite

current radar loop
current satellite loop
 

Current Weather Conditions

 
Hover over or click station to get METAR and TAF (if available). Flight Categories: VFR=GreenVFR   MVFR=BlueMVFR   IFR=RedIFR   LIFR=PurpleLIFR

DSM TAF

 

KDSM - Des Moines International Airport

Forecast valid from 0000 GMT 21 Oct 2021 to 0000 GMT 22 Oct 2021

Latest observation at 0154 GMT 21 Oct 2021

For situational awareness. Not to be used for flight planning purposes

Potential Impact None Slight Moderate High
Time 0154Z 21/03Z 21/04Z 21/05Z 21/06Z 21/07Z 21/08Z 21/09Z 21/10Z 21/11Z 21/12Z 21/13Z 21/14Z 21/15Z 21/16Z 21/17Z
VIS 10 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6
CIG 17 17 25 25 25 25 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Cover OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC
FltCat MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR MVFR
WX
WDir 250 270 270 270 270 270 280 280 280 280 280 280 310 310 310 310
WSpd 10 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 13 13 13 13
WGust 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 22
FTUS43 KDSM 202339
KDSM 202336Z 2100/2124 27015G23KT P6SM OVC017
     FM210400 27015G23KT P6SM OVC025
     FM210800 28015G22KT P6SM OVC015
     FM211400 31013KT P6SM OVC015
     FM211900 33011KT P6SM OVC025
     FM212100 33009KT P6SM BKN045

 


TAF Impacts - Surrounding Airports

 

Potential Impact None Slight Moderate High
Time OBS 21/03Z 21/04Z 21/05Z 21/06Z 21/07Z 21/08Z 21/09Z 21/10Z 21/11Z 21/12Z 21/13Z 21/14Z 21/15Z 21/16Z 21/17Z
KOTM                                
KMCW CIG [CIG] CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG  
KFOD                                

NOTE: TEMPO conditions in [brackets]. Keep in mind TEMPO conditions might be better (lower impact) than prevailing conditions.


Aviation Weather Forecasts

aviation surface weather forecast
aviation cloud forecast
 

KDSM Vertical Wind Profile


Model Probability Forecasts

model meteogram for DSM airport

 

ceiling height plot

Bar graphs indicate the probability of selected flight category element. The color represents the difference (using 10% thresholds between categories) between the probability and the threshold required to make a categorical forecast. Solid black lines indicate the threshold value at each hour

 

visibility plot for DSM airport

Bar graphs indicate the probability of selected flight category element. The color represents the difference (using 10% thresholds between categories) between the probability and the threshold required to make a categorical forecast. Solid black lines indicate the threshold value at each hour

 


Extended Forecast

 

Tonight
 

Cloudy and Breezy

Low: 45°

Thursday
 

Cloudy and Breezy

High: 55°

Thursday Night
 

Partly Cloudy

Low: 38°

Friday
 

Mostly Sunny

High: 56°

Friday Night
 

Mostly Clear

Low: 36°

Saturday
 

Areas Frost then Mostly Sunny

High: 59°

Saturday Night
 

Slight Chance Showers then Showers Likely

Low: 46°