How many different storms, thunderstorms, snow storms, hurricanes, typhoons, what have you, are happening in the Earth our planet at any given point in time. Furthermore, I imagine they are over the water mostly, is this true?

  • $\begingroup$ Hi. Unfortunately, what ever number someone comes up with is going to be just a guess, and worse, the actual number is going to constantly change. $\endgroup$
    – Spencer
    Jan 1 '20 at 22:41
  • $\begingroup$ what is a storm for you is not a storm for me,what you call a thunderstorm-snow storm-rain storm have nothing to do with a storm unless the wind speed is at storm force or abowe storm force simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale $\endgroup$ Jan 2 '20 at 6:47
  • $\begingroup$ An answer for thunderstorms: "Worldwide, there are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms each year, and at any given moment, there are roughly 2,000 thunderstorms in progress." From nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/thunderstorms (no idea how they got these numbers) $\endgroup$ Jan 3 '20 at 10:17

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