John McGuire

John McGuire

John McGuire
Applied Meteorologist and Data Manager
147 Research III Building, Centennial Campus
Box 7236, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7236
Telephone: 919-515-0412

John joined the State Climate Office (SCO) in 2009 as an Applied Meteorologist and Web Developer. Some of his early projects included developing and optimizing weather-based products for the SCO and the NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC). In 2018, John added the role of the Environmental Data Manager, where he is currently responsible for overseeing all meteorological databases, environmental datasets and services managed by the SCO. Some of his more recent projects include web development work for SERCC’s Climate Perspectives, data quality control monitoring interfaces, gridded data visualization and data management, website administration, and database adminstration and management of datasets.

In 2023, John created several public webpages such as the ECONet Station Viewer and Station ReViewer; and provided major updates to the to ECONet Homepage Map, NC Water Supply Dashboard. and CLOUDS API, an application programming interface that serves as an automated way of accessing the SCO’s weather and climate data. He also is working on environmental data analysis and web development focusing on mobile-friendly and accessible design and interaction for SCO web applications.

John has two degrees from NC State: a B.S. in Meteorology with a minor in mathematics (2008) and a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences (2013). His master’s research focused on WRF weather model data assimilation and freeze risk associated with cold-air drainage in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. Originally from Chicago, John grew up in Morrisville and Cary, and lives in Cary with his family.


  • BS in Meteorology, Minor in Mathematics, 2008 – NC State University
  • MS in Atmospheric Sciences, 2013 – NC State University