Our cold, gray Spring is breaking records in Coeur d'Alene. April 2011 will go down as the COLDEST on record at the Coeur d'Alene airport. The average temperature was 41.2 degrees, which is 5.4 degrees below average, and that breaks the record of 41.4 degrees set back in 2008. Both 2011 and 2008 were La Nina years. La Nina is the abnormal cooling of the sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific that has been influencing our weather pattern since late Fall. The long-range forecast is calling for more cool, wet weather for at least the first half of May.