@lordofallhumans: Because weather patterns are everywhere and the present environment doesn't pose as much a barrier to overcome as much as her body does, in terms of how powerful she can become, which is the point of the OP.
If she isn't accustomed to an extraterrestrial environment, then it won't take long for her to adapt to the environment and/or planet to work with what's available as opposed to just head-on manipulation. Making it rain on the sun is a bit hyperbolic and well beyond her current reach, and she wouldn't need to create a hurricane in space as she can control the solar winds, among other things.
She does her best work in an atmosphere.
It doesn't matter if she needed to make a hurricane in space, she can't do it which means being in space does limit her powers, because there are things she can't do there. She can do other things in space but she can't do that. Making it rain (snow) on the sun is not that hyperbolic in worlds with reality warpers, all in all it is a limit that she will always have (because of the location she can't create the conditions needed to make snow or rain) unless she becomes a reality warper.
I'm not taking away from how her powers work and am fully aware of her ability to attune to other environments, my point is if those environments do not support certain phenomena then she cannot create it and thus her powers become limited due to the environment. You seem to be under the impression that I am talking about her strength when I say limited, I'm talking about the feats she can accomplish which will change.
You are also arguing my post as if I said her body has nothing to do with her limits. What I want to know is how can environment not be one of her limitations? In the event that the atmosphere is limited, if there is only enough water and moisture in an entire environment to fill a bucket of water, then Storm cannot cause a flood, she is limited by the environment in this instance. She even makes reference to using her powers being more difficult when she in on the Blue Area of the Moon, which had a limited atmosphere, it didn't weaken her actual power, but it did make her powers more difficult to use, a limitation, that has nothing to do with her will or body.
Yes, but creating a hurricane in space in addition to making it rain on the sun (for crying out loud, again) are feats that haven't been claimed by anyone for her to do, so i'm not sure what the persistent point-stressing is all about as well as why you're deviating from the general topic. Yes, apologies, the environment she's in does matter and you're quite right with those examples, but limitations of feats are not the point of this thread--it's about power/strength--which like i said, in her case, is limited by her body.
The point in stressing them is to illustrate how environment is a factor in the use of her powers. We were never discussing the general topic, a poster said her will was her only limitation, and I suggested environment would also be a limitation, because that poster went on discussing her abilities to manipulate atmospheric phenomena, then you suggested her body was her only limitation. So I've stayed on topic as far as the discussion that we were having in this thread. I also believe I said location doesn't weaken her, but it's still a limitation to what she can do. I have taken nothing from her power/strength, only explained that her full arsenal is not at her disposal when she is outside of an atmosphere or in a limited one.
Yes environment is a major factor in Storm's powers, however I wouldn't call it a limitation far from it actually. You're right about her depending on available resources in her environment, but you overlooked the fact that Storm's powers also adapt to different environments, meaning the more potential. It's been stated that if it has an atmosphere Storm can manipulate it. An Atmosphere exist pretty much everywhere except maybe outside the realms of reality. So Storm's powers are always availible to her. In a atmosphere with unique or more powerful sources of energy only make her powers more vast. In Space, she's been able to generate lightning powerful enough to destroy a Skrull Ship in one shot as well as batter them, create a Force 12 Gale force wind backed by the full power of the sun, and even stretch Earth's atmosphere. (Her powers are actually amplified in Space) Her natural power to adapt is what makes her versatile not exactly limited.
Even on Earth she has multiple sources of energy to tap into including Thermal, Kinetic, Electrical, Electromagnetic (this is a big one :P), Radiant and Chemical Energy. Each of these sources of energy have massive potential, especially EM Energy. So I wouldn't say she's necessarily limited just because her powers fluctuate with the environment.