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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

FSD TAF

 

KFSD - Joe Foss Field

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

Latest observation at 0056 GMT 21 Oct 2021

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

Potential Impact None Slight Moderate High
Time 0056Z 21/02Z 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
VIS 5 3 3 3 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6 >6
CIG 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 15 15 15
Cover BKN OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC OVC BKN BKN BKN SCT SCT SCT SCT SCT
FltCat IFR IFR IFR IFR IFR IFR IFR IFR MVFR MVFR MVFR VFR VFR VFR VFR VFR
WX -DZ BR -DZ BR -DZ BR -DZ BR
WDir 300 300 300 300 320 320 320 320 330 330 330 330 330 330 330 330
WSpd 16 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 9
WGust 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 18 18 18
FTUS53 KFSD 202321 RRC
KFSD 202320Z 2100/2124 30017G24KT 3SM -DZ BR OVC007
     FM210500 32015G24KT P6SM OVC007
     FM210900 33011G18KT P6SM BKN015
     FM211200 33009KT P6SM SCT070

 


TAF Impacts - Surrounding Airports

 

Potential Impact None Slight Moderate High
Time OBS 21/02Z 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
KSUX                                
KHON CIG CIG                            
KATY CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG CIG                

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
 

KFSD Vertical Wind Profile


Model Probability Forecasts

model meteogram for FSD 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 FSD 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
 

Drizzle Likely and Breezy then Cloudy

Low: 37°

Thursday
 

Gradual Clearing

High: 48°

Thursday Night
 

Areas Frost

Low: 35°

Friday
 

Slight Chance Rain/Snow then Slight Chance Showers

High: 52°

Friday Night
 

Mostly Clear then Frost

Low: 32°

Saturday
 

Frost then Partly Sunny

High: 54°

Saturday Night
 

Mostly Cloudy then Chance Showers

Low: 41°