KRFD  Chicago/Rockford International  Airport

Chicago/Rockford, Illinois, United States

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ICAO KRFD
IATA RFD
Type Airport
Status Operational
Ownership Publicly Owned
Useage Public
Activated 03/1950
Latitude
42° 11' 43" N
42.195361
Longitude
89° 5' 49" W
-89.097222
Elevation 742 ft. MSL  (Surveyed )
Magnetic Variation 00E  (Year 1990)
Land Size 2,900 acres
Sectional Chart CHICAGO
Local (GMT -5 ) UTC
Aug 30, 2016 09:56 am Aug 30, 2016 14:56
Sunrise-Sunset Local UTC
Begin Civil Twilight 05:50 am 10:50
Sunrise 06:19 am 11:19
Sunset 07:33 pm 00:33
End Civil Twilight 08:02 pm 01:02
VFR
VFR
MVFR
MVFR
IFR
IFR
LIFR
LIFR
Unknown
Unavailable

Current Weather

METAR Observed VFR
KRFD 301354Z 19005KT 10SM -RA SCT034 BKN090 OVC110 22/20 A3017 Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 13:54 UTC
(1 Hour, 2 Minutes ago)
Visual Flight Rules
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
190° at 5 knots (6 mph) 10 statute miles
  • Scattered at 3,400 ft AGL
  • Broken at 9,000 ft AGL
  • Overcast at 11,000 ft AGL
  • Light Rain
Temperatures Readings Precipitation
Current Temp
22°C
72°F
Dewpoint
20°C
68°F
Humidity 88%
Altimeter 30.17" Hg
Sea Level Pressure 1021.2 mb
Field Elevation 725 ft
Current Rain 0.005"

Forecast Weather

TAF
KRFD 301120Z 3012/3112 VRB03KT 6SM BR VCSH BKN040 BKN120 TEMPO 3012/3013 3SM BR FM301400 28005KT P6SM SCT025 BKN080 FM301800 27007KT P6SM VCSH BKN035 PROB30 3021/3022 2SM TSRA SCT020 OVC030CB FM310000 29005KT P6SM SCT040 BKN180 FM310900 35006KT P6SM BKN030

Select a Time Period

From To Temporary
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:00 UTC Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 13:00 UTC Changes expected for less than half the time period
Visibility Conditions
3 statute miles
  • Mist
From To
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:00 UTC Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 14:00 UTC
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
Varies at 3 knots (3 mph)
6 statute miles
  • Broken at 4,000 ft AGL
  • Broken at 12,000 ft AGL
  • Mist
  • Nearby Showers
From To From
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 14:00 UTC Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 18:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
280° at 5 knots (6 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Scattered at 2,500 ft AGL
  • Broken at 8,000 ft AGL
  • No significant weather
From To From
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 18:00 UTC Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 00:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
270° at 7 knots (8 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Broken at 3,500 ft AGL
  • Nearby Showers
From To Probable
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 21:00 UTC Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 22:00 UTC 30% likelihood during this time
Visibility Clouds Conditions
2 statute miles
  • Scattered at 2,000 ft AGL
  • Overcast at 3,000 ft AGL
  • Thunderstorm Rain
From To From
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 00:00 UTC Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
290° at 5 knots (6 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Scattered at 4,000 ft AGL
  • Broken at 18,000 ft AGL
  • No significant weather
From To From
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:00 UTC Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
350° at 6 knots (7 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Broken at 3,000 ft AGL
  • No significant weather
From Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 08:45 UTC
To Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 15:00 UTC
Type IFR
Description WAUS43 KKCI 300845 CHIS WA 300845 AIRMET SIERRA UPDT 1 FOR IFR VALID UNTIL 301500 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.
From Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 15:55 UTC
To Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 19:55 UTC
Type Convective
Description WSUS32 KKCI 301355 SIGC OUTLOOK VALID 301555-301955 FROM LCH-120SSE LCH-120ESE PSX-100SE PSX-80E BRO-70SSE LRD-DLF-LCH WST ISSUANCES EXPD. REFER TO MOST RECENT ACUS01 KWNS FROM STORM PREDICTION CENTER FOR SYNOPSIS AND METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS. FROM SAW-TTH-COU-END-SJT-80SSE MRF-DMN-CHE-MCW-SAW WST ISSUANCES EXPD. REFER TO MOST RECENT ACUS01 KWNS FROM STORM PREDICTION CENTER FOR SYNOPSIS AND METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.

Additional weather within a 50 nm radius of KRFD

Map ICAO Location
KRPJ 18.2nm S (180°)
KFEP 21.8nm W (278°)
KDKB 23.5nm SE (132°)
KJVL 25.6nm N (005°)
KEFT 33.4nm NW (319°)
KSQI 37.5nm SW (224°)
KARR 37.6nm SE (132°)
KDPA 41.6nm E/SE (114°)
KBUU 46.0nm NE (049°)
VFR
VFR
MVFR
MVFR
IFR
IFR
LIFR
LIFR
Unknown
Unavailable
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