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Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath


Job Title:

Programmer/Research Associate III

Email Address:

Mailing Addresss:


1375-C20 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375-C20

Office Location:


Madison, Alabama

About Me:


  • Lead software developer of the AWS-based Whole Story Uncertainty & Probabilities (WSUP) web application (https://vlab.noaa.gov/web/wsup). This responsive GIS tool provides forecasters with over 500 National Blend of Models (NBM), Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS), and National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) elements in real-time utilizing various technologies including MapServer; OpenLayers; Bootstrap; jQuery; Python; PHP; JavaScript; and AWS technologies (EC2, S3, load balancers, Lambda, and Lustre).
  • Manage real-time processing of NBM, GEFS, NDFD, and RTMA/URMA data on the NWS supercomputer (WCOSS) with output disseminated by the WSUP Viewer and NOAA Big Data S3 buckets. The processing uses a combination of Python and Bash. The Rocoto workflow management system is used to define, launch, and track over 300 hourly tasks and their associated dependencies.