- No named storms in the Northwest Pacific since December 17
- Longest stretch without a named storm since records began in 1950
- Top streaks have all followed a strong El Niño similar to 2015-16
Atlanta (CNN)El Niño and La Niña are commonly associated with devastating floods and crippling droughts, but the current transition from El Niño to La Niña is aiding one drought that can certainly be viewed as a positive: There hasn't been a named tropical system in the Northwest Pacific since December 17, 2015. As of Friday, that makes 198 days without a storm, tying the previous longest stretch.