While the winter makes its last hurrah in certain parts of the U.S., its usually sunny and warm in Florida.
This week’s FLASHBACK FRIDAY Gallery visits the Sunshine State in 2010 when traders and vendors still reeling a bit from the Financial Crisis met at the The Palms Hotel & Spa inSouth Beach, Miami onMarch 18 to discuss the hottest topics in trading. The site was also recently the host city that year forSuper Bowl XLIVwhich featuredtheNew Orleans Saintsand theIndianapolis Colts. The Saints carried a 31-17 victory over the Colts and won their first world championship.The featuredhalf-time showperformance was given by the British band,The Who.
Also, in Florida during 2010:
Michelle OConnell, was found fatally shot Sept. 2, 2010, at the St. Augustine home of her boyfriend, Jeremy Banks, a St. Johns County sheriffs deputy whose weapon was used. Banks said Ms. OConnell had used his gun to kill herself and denied having any involvement in her death. No charges were filed.
In the beginning of January 2010, Florida experienced multiple morning freezes, with the coldest on Jan. 8th when temperatures dipped down to 21 degrees. Then in February, the cold remained as morning frost stayed prominent in the area and morning temperatures huddled around the 30s. These frigid temperatures for Florida were caused by an event known as sudden stratospheric warming that began around Jan. 1st, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Frank Strait. When that occurs, it often results in a major discharge of very cold air from the Arctic and in January 2010, the weather patterns for this were favorable for this extremely cold air to push into the eastern part of the U.S., said Strait.
Florida was among the four states affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the nations largest offshore oil spill.
Florida was at the vanguard of the tea party revolt of 2010, sending Rick Scott to the governors mansion and electing Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate.