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About Synoptic's Explore Tool
Welcome! This site is designed to allow anyone to see public Mesonet data aggregated and distributed by our Mesonet API. You can build this exact same platform using our API.
What can I do
Start by choosing your mode (
). Each mode has a similar set of controls, and the map will stay in the same place between modes.
Choose the variable to view and unit, and look around at the most recent conditions.
This is the default mode, and is desinged to allow you to discover available stations. Make selections in the control menu, and click "Find & display". A "Show visible" button is also available to view every active platform in your visible map area. Choose an option other than "Map" to view the result of your selections different ways.
Get to know a single station, from current and recent data, to metadata and history information.
To help you start building applications using our API products, the bottom of the page has an orange "how can I get this data" button - click it to see an explanation of the Mesonet API query that gave this data.
Additionally you can enter a full mesonet API query (without a token even) replacing https://api.synopticdata.com/v2/ with https://explore.synopticdata.com/ and see the query made and explained for you.