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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
  • 91°
  • 63°

Friday: Looks like the coolest day in our 7-Day forecast, get out and take advantage (Ha). 89°

Saturday/Sunday: Sunny skies with temps back into the 90's. It is going to be a hot weekend ahead.  Take special care if you are going to be spending extended time outdoors. Lots of water, loose clothing and plenty of sunscreen.  (Sat. 92°/62°) (Sun 92°/63°)

7-Day Forecast: No relief from the heat in sight! High pressure building across the Rocky Mountains will bring warmer than normal temps to most of the Western US through mid-next week. Temps will keep warming up, and could top out in the mid-upper 90s by next Wednesday. 

~Leslie

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 63°

Mostly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 62°

Mostly Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 62°

Mostly Sunny Skies

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 63°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 62°

Mostly Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 63°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 64°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 92°(Feels like 92°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:20:18 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:15 pm
  • Humidity: 16
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 52°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 50°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 51°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 54°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 54°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 58°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 58°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 90°(Feels like 90°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 15 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:31:47 pm
  • Humidity: 15
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 57°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 64°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 63°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 89°(Feels like 89°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18:20 am
  • Sunset: 08:28:33 pm
  • Humidity: 26
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 58°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 57°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 98°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 87°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 18 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:31:30 pm
  • Humidity: 16
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 57°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 57°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 58°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 59°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 98°
  • 65°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 87°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:26:23 pm
  • Humidity: 20
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 50°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 50°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 53°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 57°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 88°(Feels like 88°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:15:09 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:24 pm
  • Humidity: 22
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 61°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 60°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 59°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 61°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 61°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 100°
  • 65°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 100°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 92°(Feels like 92°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:41 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:21 pm
  • Humidity: 16
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 59°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 58°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 60°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 61°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 61°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 98°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 98°
  • 65°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 87°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 18 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22:11 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:46 pm
  • Humidity: 16
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 59°

Clear

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 61°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 61°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 100°
  • 65°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 99°
  • 66°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 87°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23:22 am
  • Sunset: 08:27:51 pm
  • Humidity: 20
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1
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