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Smoky Skies Force Changes in High School Football - Again

Smoky skies from the Cascades to North Idaho are causing schools all over the region to postpone outdoor activities. (Courtesy: Robert Johnson, Moses Lake) Smoky skies from the Cascades to North Idaho are causing schools all over the region to postpone outdoor activities. (Courtesy: Robert Johnson, Moses Lake)
Smoke is especially thick in central Washington, where haze hides the bridge over the Columbia River at Vantage (Photo courtesy: Lisa Alger) Smoke is especially thick in central Washington, where haze hides the bridge over the Columbia River at Vantage (Photo courtesy: Lisa Alger)

For the second straight week, poor air quality has forced high school football programs to make adjustments to their schedules.

The game between Genesee and Troy, which was slated to be played at Troy was moved to Potlatch Friday afternoon. Administrators said the air was too smoky in Troy. Last week it was Genesee who played their game against Garfield-Palouse inside the Kibbie Dome because of the same smoky air conditions.

By mid-afternoon, school officials in Moscow canceled their game against Colfax.

Schools in Eastern Washington were also affected. Davis postponed its game against Moses Lake, while the games between Selah and East Valley (Yak.), and Othello and West Valley (Yak.) were also called off. And Highland also called off its game against LaSalle.

Colton postponed its game against Garfield-Palouse Friday night and said they hoped to play the game sometime on Monday.

Smoke from wildfires in central and eastern Washington are to blame for the poor air quality. Whitman County Public Health has gone as far as to recommend canceling outdoor activities and events until the smoke clears.

Forecasters, including SWX's Leslie Lowe, predict a weak front will move through the region on Tuesday that will probably scrub the air and improve conditions.

Weather Forecast Discussion

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 44°

More Wind on the Way

    Here we are again... Wind bearing down on the Inland Northwest. WIND ADVISORY now in place for the Columbia Basin/Palouse/Spokane & Coeur d'Alene for gusts possible 40-50mph through Sunday at 1PM. It will continue to stay windy even after 1PM.

    Rain will start to taper off Sunday morning with scattered showers into the early afternoon. Temperatures for Sunday will be slightly warmer into the mid to upper 50's and possibly low 60's.

    Into next week things start to quiet down. Really the only hiccup this next week will come Wednesday with a slight chance of a showers and winds 10-20mph. Rest of the week will see some sun and much drier conditions!

 ~ Ryan Overton
KHQ Weathercaster

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 44°

Sct. Showers & Windy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 39°

Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 37°

Partly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 41°

Partly Cloudy, 30% Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 40°

Mostly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 39°

Partly Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 40°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 15 mph, gusting to 29 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:49 am
  • Sunset: 05:47:29 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 33°

Partly cloudy and windy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 34°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 34°

Light rain in the morning

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 31°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 31°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 16 mph, gusting to 24 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:19:49 am
  • Sunset: 05:47:36 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 33°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 40°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 37°

Chance of afternoon showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: WSW @ 20 mph, gusting to 35 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:49 am
  • Sunset: 05:45:09 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 36°

Partly cloudy and windy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 37°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 34°

Sunshine

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 30 mph, gusting to 38 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:20:03 am
  • Sunset: 05:49:03 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 40°

Windy with showers ending

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 40°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 43°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 40°

Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 37°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 36°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: W @ 14 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:25 am
  • Sunset: 05:48:14 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 37°

Showers ending by midday

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 31°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

Morning showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 31°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 33°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph, gusting to 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:45 am
  • Sunset: 05:43:12 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 40°

Partly cloudy and windy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 41°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 38°

Showers possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 35°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 15 mph, gusting to 29 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:51 am
  • Sunset: 05:46:37 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy and windy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 35°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 39°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 37°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 35°

Sunny

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 30 mph, gusting to 38 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:19:32 am
  • Sunset: 05:48:52 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 40°

Windy with times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 40°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 44°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 40°

Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 37°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 38°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: W @ 14 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:40 am
  • Sunset: 05:49:02 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2
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