Tropical Storm Pali became Hurricane Pali due to El Nino. El Nino has caused the creation of the earliest hurricane ever recorded in the Centeral Pacific. Usually, the hurricane season starts in May, but this is a huge exception. Due to El Nino’s warm water, it has boosted the Hurricane making it even stronger. Winds from the Madden-Julian Oscillation also had a big contribution to adding “spin” to the storm. Only three storms have ever been recorded in this winter time frame (January-March). Tropical Storm Pali was assigned the name of a Tropical Storm in January 7th. The storm was expected to weaken at a time. It did for a little, but then due to the wind it made it even stronger. Yesterday(Monday), it was considered a Hurricane due to the speed of the wind. Pali is expected to last until thursday where it will go down towards the Equator. This is said to be a “very unusual” path for a storm. Luckily, the storm is not a threat to any areas.