Scheduled Downtime
On Friday 21 April 2023 @ 5pm MT, this website will be down for maintenance and expected to return online the morning of 24 April 2023 at the latest

Initializing WRF with HRRR prs data


New member

I am trying to initialize a wrf run with HRRR data from NOMADS.

I keep running into an issue during the metgrid step in WPS where it can't find ST values or even PRES. I noticed someone else was having an issue with this before, see here: Missing values, but mentioned they solved it without sharing how they did it. Has anybody found a way around this issue and if so, can you help me (an maybe others)?
ST and pressure are required variables for WRF/WPS. if the data you download from NOMADS doesn't include these two variables, I would suggest you contact NOAA and ask for a full HRRR dataset. I don't the there is any way to work around the missing data.