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Ran out of valid boundary conditions in file wrfbdy_d01, at end time. [running wrf.exe]


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Dear Forum,
I've been trying to run wrf.exe for a couple of days, but I haven't been able to fix the following error. This message comes from the bottom of the rsl.error.0000 file, created after running wrf.exe.

Timing for main: time 2021-10-07_22:59:42 on domain 1: 0.36524 elapsed seconds
Timing for main: time 2021-10-07_23:00:36 on domain 1: 0.35921 elapsed seconds
Timing for Writing wrfout_d01_2021-10-07_23:00:36 for domain 1: 4.92698 elapsed seconds
d01 2021-10-07_23:00:36 Input data is acceptable to use: wrfbdy_d01
2 input_wrf: wrf_get_next_time current_date: 2021-10-07_23:00:36 Status = -4
-------------- FATAL CALLED ---------------
---- ERROR: Ran out of valid boundary conditions in file wrfbdy_d01
Abort(1) on node 0 (rank 0 in comm 0): application called MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 1) - process 0

To simplify the simulation, I used only one domain. Input data corresponds to ERA5 hourly data (0.25°x0.25°). I attached the namelist files. Also, the simulation is of 5 days, starting at 2021/10/03 at 00:00:00 and ends at 2021/10/07 at 23:00:00.
If anyone knows how to solve this, I would appreciate the help. I also don't understand why the current date (in the error) is 23:00:36. Why the 36 seconds?? I would have expected it to be at exactly 23:00:00.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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This is because your integration time is beyond the time period your wrfbdy files covers.
Please change run_days = 0, then try again.