The National Mesonet Program (NMP), sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and managed by Synoptic Data, is a collaboration between government, commercial, and academic partners aimed at enhancing weather prediction, severe weather warnings, and emergency response nationwide. By aggregating data from various non-federal sources, the NMP provides the National Weather Service (NWS) with more comprehensive and granular data, improving forecast accuracy and lead times for severe weather warnings.
Synoptic also works closely with other groups and entities within NOAA and the NWS including MADIS, NSSL/MRMS, and NDBC. Many NOAA/NWS employees utilize the Synoptic Weather API in their daily operations and for research and development.
WIS 2.0 is the new information system for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) designed to easily share global weather data. It supports the WMO Unified Data Policy, the Global Basic Observing Network (GBON), and makes international, national, regional, and local data sharing simple, effective, and inexpensive.
In 2022, in the spirit of public-private-academic partnership, Synoptic became the first company to partner with the WMO to become a Global Implementation Partner for WIS 2.0. As a pivotal partner for this innovative service, Synoptic is implementing and maintaining a WIS 2.0 Box as well as WIS2.0 Box as a Service in the cloud and becoming a Global Cache. Synoptic has taken a lead role with User Interface (UI) development working closely with WMO developers to streamline how National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) agencies publish their data to WIS 2.0. Synoptic has already made available more than 2500+ stations in WIS 2.0 from the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Automated Surface and Automated Weather Observing System, which is the largest ingest of data on the WIS 2.0 platform to date.
Synoptic has partnered with NOAA, UK MET Office, WMO and Amazon to provide and operate a Global Cache.
Synoptic is proud to be a member of the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Partner Network (APN). APN is a global community of partners that leverages programs, expertise, and resources to build, market, and sell customer solutions. As an AWS Partner, Synoptic is uniquely positioned to help customers take full advantage of AWS capabilities to help accelerate their journey with cloud migration.
Together, Synoptic and AWS can provide innovative cloud solutions, solve technical challenges, and enhance resiliency and scalability to provide customers access to climatological and real-time weather and environmental data.
Synoptic has chosen AWS to enable a highly performant platform. The Synoptic platform powers the global Synoptic Data Viewer and takes advantage of the AWS Aurora (RDS) database service to satisfy customer’s historical and real-time data needs using the real-time Weather API. AWS provides Synoptic great flexibility, reliability, availability, scalability, and security.
Synoptic is proud to be a corporate member of the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC). The AASC is a professional society committed to advancing the development and delivery of science-based climate services on the local and state level. Given Synoptic’s status as a Public Benefit Corporation and our work with the National Mesonet Program (NMP), including the fact that many members of the AASC are also partners in the NMP, it was clear that such a partnership would be mutually beneficial as well as ensure weather and climate data is easily accessible for all. Synoptic regularly collaborates with the AASC including holding the NMP Summer Partners’ meeting in conjunction with the AASC’s annual meeting. This partnership is one we hope to sustain for years to come as we continue our steadfast support of the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise.