The NMP Dashboards are resources intended for NMP partners to monitor their ongoing performance for data provisions to the National Mesonet Program. Numbers reflected in the dashboards are based on information Synoptic received either directly through partner data feeds or through partner inventory spreadsheets.
Period of performance summaries
Period summaries are an analyzed report of partner contribution for periods of performance as defined in the contract. The numbers in these reports reflect Synoptic's best understanding of your contribution to the NMP. When viewing your network, the most recent or real-time period of performance summary will always be the default view.
Summaries are generated each day around 12UTC for the period leading up to the end of the previous day. Each period of performance summary will be used to determine partner performance and contribution which will inform compensation.
There may be discrepancies in terms of platforms and contribution parameters in historical periods as they are intended to reflect exactly what Synoptic understood regarding that provider at that time.
Once produced, summaries remain available for viewing indefinitely. These can be accessed by the month and year buttons at the top of the interface. There may be discrepancies in terms of platforms and contribution parameters in historical periods, as they are intended to reflect exactly what Synoptic understood regarding that provider at that time.
There are a few tools in the interface to help providers manage their reporting.
Add a platform
This button will take you from your provider dashboard to a special form that can be used to submit important metadata about new platforms in your network. While Synoptic often is able to aggregate basic platform metadata through our ingest and counting processes, other information, such as that requested in this form, is harder to automatically identify. Please use this form to alert the Synoptic NMP team for each new platform in your network.
Use the Feedback button to let the Synoptic NMP team know if you have any questions or comments regarding the overall dashboard structure/look or your particular network. We will respond to you via email if necessary.
At the top of each provider dashboard, there is a "Report outage” button in which anyone with dashboard access may submit a report of a network or individual station outage to the Synoptic NMP team. These submissions are recorded but do not have any direct affect on monitoring or statistics.