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GFS downloads taking significantly longer for specific dates


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Hi, I've been running 1km WRF runs for past dates one day at a time. (edit) With over a month done, WRF is starting to take significantly longer to download gfs files from the NCAR archive for each run all of the sudden. The process usually takes 5-10 minutes but is now taking 2-3 hours. I'm looking into issues on my computing environment end but was wondering if it could possibly be an issue with NCAR or WRF. Any suggestions welcome
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The download of input files should not be related to the WRF model. If it is a problem with NCAR's servers, you may need to contact the support group in that department to see if they have any suggestions.