As of 2014, the windiest cities in the United States are Amarillo, Texas, with average wind speeds of 13.6 mph, Rochester, Minn., at 12.6 mph, Lubbock, Texas, at 12.4 mph and Boston, Mass., at 12.3 mph. Wichita, Kan., Fa... More »

The 10 largest U.S. cities are New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia; then, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas and San Jose. The list is according to 2013 population estimates derived by the U.S... More » Geography United States

As of 2015, some of the best places in the United States to find jobs are Lincoln and Omaha in Nebraska, Austin and Lubbock in Texas, and Madison in Wisconsin. Additional cities include Midland and Odessa in Texas; Greer... More » Business & Finance Careers Job Search

Some of the healthiest cities in the United States include Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and Boston. These cities all rank highly on a Forbes report on America’s 20 healthiest cities. More » World View Social Sciences Population & Demography

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a hurricane is a cyclonic storm that forms over tropical or subtropical waters and has sustained wind speeds of at least 74 mph, while a tsunami is ... More »

The minimum sustained wind speed required for a tropical storm system to be classified as a hurricane is 74 mph, but tropical cyclones have been recorded with wind speeds as high as 215 mph. However, only tropical system... More »

As of 2015, the United States will experience the December, or winter, solstice on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 11:49 pm Eastern Standard Time. The December solstice usually occurs between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23. More » Science Weather & Tides Weather Seasons