Welcome to Synoptic Data PBC’s new pricing and billing structure.  Below, you will find useful links to your account usage as well as the new pricing features and services.  You can view your account by clicking on My Account at the top right of this page.


In order to continue our movement towards a self-sustaining business model, on March 1, 2019, we are introducing a new fee structure for API users who require large amounts of data and for users of the Alert and Push services.  Most current users will not be affected by this change. However, please review your current API usage to assess your current usage and see where you stand in this new fee structure.  

For current users (those who had an account on or before January 1, 2019), we will offer an additional 3 month grace period.  For these users, these changes will not take effect until June 1, 2019.

The free level of API usage is more than enough for most users.  With a maximum threshold of 5,000 requests* and 5 million Service Units* free per month, many applications and data needs are easily satisfied in this tier.  Here are a few examples of what a user can receive monthly in the free tier:

  • Real-Time Monitoring: Request data every 10 minutes for 1,000 stations for current air temperatures.

  • Archive: Request 10 years of 5-minute data for a single station for 5 variables (air temperature, wind speed, wind gust, wind direction, and relative humidity).

  • Developer’s Map Application: Supports 160 loads per day showing the 100 nearest stations surrounding a given location for all variables.

* For definitions, please see the Pricing page.


For more information regarding the new pricing plan, please see our Pricing page.

For more information regarding the history of Synoptic Data PBC and its legacy partners, please see our History page.


Synoptic thanks you for utilizing our data services.  As a Public Benefit Corporation, Synoptic operates in the best interest of our stakeholder community, including largely no-charge support for research, education, and exploratory use, and by ensuring easy and efficient access to geophysical data for all users.  Therefore, if there is anything we can do to make our services better for you, please let us know.  


If you have any questions or comments regarding these changes, please contact us.