I know it might be us "Europeans" most likely - but the word "Storm" is simply plain wrong to use
It must be extremely different in different parts of the world, because around here, the only ones who could misuse this word, are grandma's who thinks its chilly and their hat blows off, when going for a walk in a light breeze
No media, that being tv/radio weather reports or newspapers, would ever use the word "storm" if it was below 25-33 m/s, or 48 to 63 knots (which is the definition of a storm around here).
And we of all people, as surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers, should IMO (and know most others here dont agree) know exactly what it means and not misuse this word.
Nobody rides in a storm here - of course a few of us has done it before it kicked in fully, just to do it and for the media attention, but thats it, quite useless normally, and we dont see any storm kites offered by brands, only the usual small kites for high wind.
In a storm a 1½ to 2½ m2 kite will fit for the "sweetspot".
Of course you CAN try to ride/survive with a massively depowered small kite 4-5m2 in the low end of a storm, but have never seen anyone doing it...
The low end of a storm is still 25m/s in average, thus the gusts are massive and much higher, not rideable IMO.
On the other hand, around here a 7m2 is a medium kite, the typical used for waves.
A 6 also used a lot.
The small kites 4½ or 5m2 are used now and then, but in high wind (moderate gale) only, far below the windspeeds in a storm.
Well, for waveriders it is even lower, the 5 and 6m2's are used even in just a strong breeze
In CapeTown, 4-6m2 sizes are the most used, almost daily in the waves when summer, and this is nowhere near a "storm", just the regular sideshore thermal winds
BUT, if you live in an area, say Florida ?, where these sizes are not used as "everyday" kites as in other areas, I can understand why the word might be misused - as it is only when storms appear far away, that they get high winds - so in this respect some might connect using 5-6m2 kites with a storm
I know now, that different parts of the world use the word "Storm" in a totally different way, or they got a different definition than here in Europe, so just the way it is, but still so odd and confusing to read