According to National Geographic's "3 Pacific Cyclones, A Hurricane Off Africa: What's Going On?", three category 4 hurricanes (Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena) are taking storm in the central Pacific. These cyclones and the tropical depression fourteen-e, taking form southwest of the Baja California Peninsula, are all attributed to El Niño. El Niño, an atmospheric phenomenon that takes place every five to seven years, brings the central and eastern Pacific ocean above average water temperatures. Due to the fact that cyclones build off of warm waters, hurricanes have been especially active in the Pacific this year- so active that it is the second most active hurricane season for the central Pacific on record. Multiple storms at once are also part due to the narrow atmospheric band that has become unstable and spawn off several storms that have come into contact with warm waters. These conditions are predicted to continue, making more active hurricane seasons for the central and eastern Pacific very likely. This change in conditions is something for all in contact with the Pacific to be aware of. Although these hurricanes are not predicted to hit land, they are still to be watched after and taken into consideration for preparation in regards to safety.