A rapidly strengthening El Nino could make 2015 the warmest year on record. The month of June carried the already emerging trend of unusually warm temperatures around the world. The strong El Nino is good news for California residents; increased rainfall usually accompanies stronger than normal El Nino’s, something drought-burdened California desperately needs right now. There’s also good news for the Atlantic, as this event usually leads to a quieter Atlantic hurricane season, but an increased Pacific Typhoon season. This El Nino is on track to break the record of the previous strongest, seen in the 1997-98 season. That El Nino brought 47 inches of rainfall to California; an average season brings between 23-25 inches.