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real.exe stops with error bad date in namelist or file not in directory

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I'm using wrf version 4.0 to downscale EC-EARTH data to a 5km grid for an entire year. I have three nested domains, d01, d02 and d03, with 45 x 10 x 5 km resolution and the following dimensions:
e_we =115, 145, 181,
e_sn = 91, 106, 157,
I have already all the met_em files linked in the directory, and the correct dates in namelist.input, but it keeps crashing with this error always in the same date (3rd of July), i mean, it is running normally since January and in the beginning of jully it stops with the error:
error opening for input; bad date in namelist or file not in directory
Abort(1) on node 0 (rank 0 in comm 0): application called MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 1) - process 0
[cli_0]: readline failed
d03 1982-07-01_12:00:00 med_sidata_input: calling input_auxinput1
d03 1982-07-01_12:00:00 input_wrf: begin
forrtl: error (78): process killed (SIGTERM)

Stack trace terminated abnormally.

I also tested to start the simulation in February and in this case, it stops only in august, passing by the previews crasshing date with no problems, witch shows that there is nothing wrong with the met_em file.
Does anyone know what could be making this error or what it is related with ?
A also atached the namelist.input.
Thank you very much,
Carolina Bernardo


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Hi Carolina,
I have definitely seen this problem before. Though I don't know that we figured out WHY it was happening, exactly, we found a work-around. Take a look at this post with a similar issue, and the way they resolved it: