It was a nice hot summer for the cottage. Now, the only global temperature measure that has some scientific rigour, (and physics!) is confirming it.
You can see that there simply wasn't any El Nino in 2007 when we expected it, nor in the earlier 2 slots that this graph shows. That probably means that California should get some bigger water reservoirs, since this is becoming so irregular.
This El Nino is really big and is shooting warm plumes up high over the Pacific and warming up the North. Probably means lots of snow this years, but who knows?