Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Margot (AL142023) DATA RELEASED: 9/16/2023 9:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Storm Margot Discussion Number  38
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142023
900 PM GMT Sat Sep 16 2023

Tropical Storm Margot's low-level center remains exposed, as strong 
northerly upper-level winds displace the deep convection to the 
south and west. The CIRA Layered Precipitable Water satellite 
product shows that Margot has been nearly encircled by dry mid-level 
air. The subjective Dvorak classification from TAFB and the 
objective intensity estimates support an initial intensity of 45 kt 
for this advisory.

Since the last advisory, Margot has turned westward at 270/7 kt. The 
tropical storm is forecast to continue a clockwise loop around a 
mid-level ridge. As the ridge builds southeastward, Margot will 
turn north, then back towards the east around the northern side of 
the ridge. An eastward motion is forecast through the remainder of 
the forecast period. No significant changes were made to the track 

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are not expected to improve 
through the forecast period. Model guidance continues to show that 
Margot could lose its deep convection and degenerate into a remnant 
low sooner than forecast. However, on Monday Margot is forecast to 
interact with the southern periphery of a shortwave trough arriving 
from the northwest. This could introduce enough instability to allow 
convection to reform and for the system to slightly re-intensify. By 
Wednesday, Margot will be left behind by the shortwave and should 
degenerate into a post-tropical cyclone west of the Azores. 


INIT  16/2100Z 34.3N  39.6W   45 KT  50 MPH
12H  17/0600Z 34.1N  40.9W   40 KT  45 MPH
24H  17/1800Z 34.6N  42.3W   35 KT  40 MPH
36H  18/0600Z 35.8N  42.9W   35 KT  40 MPH
48H  18/1800Z 37.1N  41.9W   35 KT  40 MPH
60H  19/0600Z 38.2N  39.2W   40 KT  45 MPH
72H  19/1800Z 38.2N  36.3W   35 KT  40 MPH
96H  20/1800Z 37.4N  32.4W   30 KT  35 MPH...POST-TROPICAL
120H  21/1800Z 37.5N  29.2W   25 KT  30 MPH...POST-TROPICAL

Forecaster Mahoney/Bucci