Des Moines International Airport

KDSM · Iowa, United States

Wind direction of Wind direction 010° Des Moines International Airport 5/23
Wind: 10 kt, 3 beaufort

7 kt

7 kt
0 ft 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 30,000
Cloud Cloud
FEW 25,000
METAR KDSM 050654Z 01010KT 10SM FEW250 02/M02 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP165 T00221022

METAR Des Moines International Airport - KDSM/DSM

Des Moines International Airport is a large airport in Iowa, United States. The airport is located at latitude 41.53397 and longitude -93.66307. The airport has 2 runways: 5/23 and 13/31. The ICAO airport code of this field is KDSM. The local airport ID (FAA LID) of this airport is DSM. The airport's IATA code is DSM. The airport is in the Minneapolis FIR.

This aviation weather observation was made for Des Moines International Airport on March 5, 2024 00:54, local time.

Airport observations

The wind is from direction 010° with a speed of 10 kt.

Visibility is 10 mi.

There are few clouds at an altitude of 25,000 ft. No ceiling has been observed.

The temperature is 2 °C, with a wind chill of -4 °C. The dew point is -2 °C, the relative humidity is 75%. The air pressure at sea level is 30.00 inHg (QNH).

Daylight period

Today the sun rises at 06:41 and sets at 18:10. This applies to Des Moines International Airport, the universal daylight period may be different. The difference between the local time and UTC is -6 hour. Currently, there is no daylight saving time in effect.


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Id Heading Crosswind Headwind Crosswind %
5/23 054°-234° 7 kt 7 kt 69 %
13/31 132°-312° 8 kt 5 kt 85 %

The direction with the greatest headwind component is highlighted and used for crosswind calculation. This does not necessarily mean this direction is in use.


25,000 ft FEW Few clouds

Temperature & Weather

Temperature 2.2 °C
Dewpoint -2.2 °C
Rel. humidity 75%
Wind chill -4 °C
Kp-index 2 (0-9)


AO2Automatic weather station that can determine the type of precipitation
SLP165Sea level pressure is 30.02 inHg (30.02 inHg)
T00221022Temperature is 2.2 °C (36.0 °F), dew point is -2.2 °C (28.0 °F)

Daylight period

06:41 (5:13h)


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