Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Gert (AL062023) DATA RELEASED: 8/22/2023 3:00:00 AM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Depression Gert Discussion Number  11
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062023
1100 PM AST Mon Aug 21 2023

Gert appears to be on its last legs tonight.  While some convection 
remains near the small cyclone, the surface circulation is becoming 
less well defined, and the system could be opening up into a 
trough.  I don't have enough confidence to issue the last advisory 
based on the satellite data alone, so for continuity Gert will 
remain a 25-kt tropical depression.  

Strong shear should weaken the system while it moves west- 
northwestward, and Gert is forecast to open up into a trough of low 
pressure on Tuesday.  No signficant changes were made to the NHC 
track or intensity forecasts, which was also consistent with the 
latest consensus aids and global model predictions.


INIT  22/0300Z 17.1N  58.4W   25 KT  30 MPH
12H  22/1200Z 17.5N  59.5W   20 KT  25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
24H  23/0000Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Blake