North Pacific Hurricane Force Storm

A rapidly deepening low over the west-central North Pacific will reach hurricane force by 00UTC 01 March over the central North Pacific before moving ENE over the eastern North Pacific during the 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] with storm force or higher winds as far south as 30N latitude.

Fred, I have noticed almost all the systems this winter track north and head for Alaska instead of coming ashore on the coast. Is this because of this years strong El Nino?