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 »

Wellington, New Zealand, is the windiest city in the world. Its average wind speed is 17.3 mph. Although Chicago is called the ''Windy City," its average wind speed is only 10.3 mph. More »

The coldest place on Earth is Antarctica, the continent that spreads across the southern end of the planet. The lowest temperature recorded there was -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The mean temperature in winter at McMurdo S... More » Science Weather & Tides

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 »