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forecasting with WRF

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Good afternoon

Let say i want to use the WRF to create a forecast for the next 3 days,
what should be modified?
where can i get the fnl files from ?

is there a tutorial i can read?

In the data available in the website
we have the Realtime Datasets from NOAA, how can they be used?

i followed this online tutorial
but have failed to find the connection to how it can be actually used for forecasts?
The tutorial website you are following should provide a lot of information for running WRF, and for understanding how the system works; however, here are some additional resources.

WRF Users’ Guide:

Compilation Tutorial:

Presentations from our WRF tutorial:

Technical Note:

Best Practice for Namelists (helps you to make good decisions when setting up your domain and namelist settings:

(and for other information on downloading, etc. you can see) WRF Users’ Home Page:

To learn how to use the input data, see the tutorial presentations:
WPS Fundamental Capabilities
WPS Set-up and Run