KRFD  Chicago/Rockford International  Airport

Chicago/Rockford, Illinois, United States

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Status Useage IATA
Operational Public RFD
Latitude Longitude
42° 11' 43" N 89° 5' 49" W
42.195361 -89.097222
Local (DST -5) UTC (GMT -6)
Mar 3, 2015 08:59 Mar 3, 2015 14:59
Sunrise-Sunset Local UTC
Begin Civil Twilight 05:57 11:57
Sunrise 06:25 12:25
Sunset 05:50 23:50
End Civil Twilight 06:18 00:18

Current Weather

METAR Observed IFR
KRFD 031429Z 18020G25KT 7SM -SN OVC007 M01/M03 A2978 Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 14:29 UTC
(30 Minutes ago)
Instrument Flight Rules
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
180° at 20 knots (23 mph)
Gusting to 25 knots (29 mph)
7 statute miles
  • Overcast at 700' AGL
  • Light Snow
Temperatures Readings Precipitation
Current Temp -1°C (30°F)
Dewpoint -3°C (27°F)
Humidity 86%
Altimeter 29.78"Hg
Sea Level Pressure 1008mb
Field Elevation 736'
Current Rain 0.01"

Forecast Weather

TAF
KRFD 031404Z 0314/0412 18014G24KT 4SM -FZRAPL BR SCT006 OVC009 TEMPO 0314/0315 2SM -FZDZ BR VV006 FM031800 22014G25KT 5SM -FZDZ BR OVC006 FM032100 26014G23KT P6SM OVC015 FM040000 29014G21KT P6SM OVC025 FM040700 32012KT P6SM SCT025 SCT150
From To
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 14:00 UTC Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 18:00 UTC
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
180° at 14 knots (16 mph)
Gusting to 24 knots (28 mph)
4 statute miles
  • Scattered at 600' AGL
  • Overcast at 900' AGL
  • Light Freezing Rain
  • Mist
From To Temporary
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 14:00 UTC Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 15:00 UTC Changes expected for less than half the time period
Visibility Clouds Conditions
2 statute miles
  • Vertical visibility 600 feet
  • Light Freezing Drizzle
  • Mist
From To From
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 18:00 UTC Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 21:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
220° at 14 knots (16 mph)
Gusting to 25 knots (29 mph)
5 statute miles
  • Overcast at 600' AGL
  • Light Freezing Drizzle
  • Mist
From To From
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 21:00 UTC Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 00:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
260° at 14 knots (16 mph)
Gusting to 23 knots (26 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Overcast at 1,500' AGL
  • No significant weather
From To From
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 00:00 UTC Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 07:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
290° at 14 knots (16 mph)
Gusting to 21 knots (24 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Overcast at 2,500' AGL
  • No significant weather
From To From
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 07:00 UTC Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 12:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
320° at 12 knots (14 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Scattered at 2,500' AGL
  • Scattered at 15,000' AGL
  • No significant weather

Additional weather within a 50nm radius of KRFD

Map ICAO Location
KRPJ 18.2nm S (180°)
KFEP 21.8nm W (278°)
KDKB 23.5nm S (132°)
KJVL 25.6nm N (005°)
KEFT 33.3nm N (319°)
KSQI 37.5nm S (224°)
KARR 37.6nm S (132°)
KDPA 41.6nm E (114°)
KSFY 45.9nm W (259°)
KBUU 46nm N (049°)

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