|2050-52 El Nino event|
|ENSO Type||Very Strong El Niño|
|ENSO Temperature Change||+4.1|
The 2050-52 ENSO event was the strongest El Nino ever recorded, beating the events of 177-98 and 2014-16 by miles, leading to very severe climatic disruptions during the event.
A moderately active Pacific hurricane season occurred, which saw a category 2 hurricane make landfall on the Baja California Peninsula. This season saw 18 tropical cyclones, 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.
This year saw a record temperature anomaly, which generated 3 200mph + Pacific hurricanes, including Hurricane Pam, which peaked as a 230 mph, 857 mbar category 5 hurricane, completely smashing the previous records set by Patricia in 2015 (215 mph) and Tip in 1979 (870 mbar). Pamela eventually struck Los Angeles as a category 1 hurricane, killing 72 people, injuring 3500 others, and causing a record $344 billion in damages. This season saw 41 tropical cyclones, 35 named storms, 21 hurricanes, and a record 14 major hurricanes.
This year saw the climate return to normal by May, though the weakening El Nino still caused an unseasonable category 5 major hurricane in May, breaking the previous record of mid-June. Though the ENSO event became neutral after this, the Pacific hurricane season saw 20 tropical cyclones, 18 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes. In addition to this, the Atlantic saw 25 tropical cyclones, 21 named storms, 13 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes.