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
Jul 29, 2016 08:57 am Jul 29, 2016 13:57
Sunrise-Sunset Local UTC
Begin Civil Twilight 05:14 am 10:14
Sunrise 05:46 am 10:46
Sunset 08:19 pm 01:19
End Civil Twilight 08:51 pm 01:51
VFR
VFR
MVFR
MVFR
IFR
IFR
LIFR
LIFR
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Current Weather

METAR Observed IFR
KRFD 291254Z 03006KT 8SM OVC008 23/19 A2995 Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:54 UTC
(1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago)
Instrument Flight Rules
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
030° at 6 knots (7 mph) 8 statute miles
  • Overcast at 800 ft AGL
  • No significant weather
Temperatures Readings Precipitation
Current Temp
23°C
73°F
Dewpoint
19°C
66°F
Humidity 78%
Altimeter 29.95" Hg
Sea Level Pressure 1013.8 mb
Field Elevation 725 ft
None Recorded

Forecast Weather

TAF
KRFD 291139Z 2912/3012 04006KT P6SM VCSH OVC015 FM291400 04006KT P6SM VCSH BKN035 FM291600 06008KT 6SM -SHRA VCTS BKN025CB TEMPO 2918/2921 3SM TSRA OVC025CB FM300100 04006KT P6SM VCSH BKN040

Select a Time Period

From To
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:00 UTC Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 14:00 UTC
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
040° at 6 knots (7 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Overcast at 1,500 ft AGL
  • Nearby Showers
From To From
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 14:00 UTC Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 16:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
040° at 6 knots (7 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Broken at 3,500 ft AGL
  • Nearby Showers
From To From
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 16:00 UTC Sat, Jul 30, 2016 @ 01:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
060° at 8 knots (9 mph)
6 statute miles
  • Broken at 2,500 ft AGL
  • Light Rain Showers
  • Nearby Thunderstorm
From To Temporary
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 18:00 UTC Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 21:00 UTC Changes expected for less than half the time period
Visibility Clouds Conditions
3 statute miles
  • Overcast at 2,500 ft AGL
  • Thunderstorm Rain
From To From
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 @ 01:00 UTC Sat, Jul 30, 2016 @ 12:00 UTC Standard forecast or significant change
Wind Visibility Clouds Conditions
040° at 6 knots (7 mph)
Greater than 6 statute miles
  • Broken at 4,000 ft AGL
  • Nearby Showers
From Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 08:45 UTC
To Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 15:00 UTC
Severity Moderate
Type Turbulence
Min Altitude 31,000 ft MSL
Max Altitude 41,000 ft MSL
Description WAUS43 KKCI 290845 CHIT WA 290845 AIRMET TANGO UPDT 1 FOR TURB VALID UNTIL 291500 AIRMET TURB...SD NE KS MN IA MO WI LM IL FROM MSP TO ORD TO 40E COU TO OSW TO SLN TO LBF TO RWF TO MSP MOD TURB BTN FL310 AND FL410. CONDS CONTG BYD 15Z ENDG 15-18Z.
From Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 08:45 UTC
To Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 15:00 UTC
Type IFR
Description WAUS43 KKCI 290845 CHIS WA 290845 AIRMET SIERRA UPDT 2 FOR IFR AND MTN OBSCN VALID UNTIL 291500 AIRMET IFR...MN IA MO WI LM MI IL IN FROM 60ESE EAU TO 30NE BAE TO 30SW FWA TO 40NNW IIU TO AXC TO 30NNE IRK TO MCW TO 60ESE EAU CIG BLW 010/VIS BLW 3SM BR/FG. CONDS ENDG 12-15Z.
From Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:55 UTC
To Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 16:55 UTC
Type Convective
Description WSUS32 KKCI 291055 SIGC OUTLOOK VALID 291255-291655 FROM GRB-MSL-MEM-MCW-GRB WST ISSUANCES POSS. SEE MOST RECENT ACUS01 KWNS FROM STORM PREDICTION CENTER FOR SYNOPSIS AND METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS. FROM BFF-OBH-LIT-LFK-ABI-CDS-ABQ-RSK-BFF WST ISSUANCES EXPD. SEE 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
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