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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
  • 87°
  • 55°

Saturday: Get ready for the heat! As thousands take to the street, you'll need to hydrate heavily and wear lots of sunscreen at Hoopfest this year. Expect sun all day, and high temps in the mid-80s

Saturday Night: Going to be a great night to walk around town with clear skies and overnight lows just a touch cooler than 60°

Sunday: Even hottern still! Temperatures expected to soar into the 90s by the afternoon, shady spots downtown will be in high demand.

7-Day Forecast: The hot, hot, heat sticks around in the start of next week, with 90°+ temps again expected on Monday. Some relief comes from a cold front Monday night, which drops our afternoon temps 10-15° by Wednesday, but also brings some gusty winds and dangerous fire conditions Monday night and Tuesday. 

-Blake

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 55°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 58°

Mostly Sunny

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

Mostly Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 64°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 57°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 50°

Mostly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.22 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:52:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:41 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 52°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 58°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 50°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 51°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 53°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 56°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 42°(Feels like °)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ mph
  • Barometer: 30.22 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:51:22 am
  • Sunset: 08:53:25 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 55°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 62°

A few clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 53°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 54°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:49:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:07 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 56°

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 57°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 56°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.21 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:53:46 am
  • Sunset: 08:52:36 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 57°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 64°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 54°

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 47°(Feels like 47°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:55:31 am
  • Sunset: 08:46:45 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 50°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 49°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 49°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 43°(Feels like 43°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:46:17 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:28 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 57°

Mainly sunny

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

Plenty of sun

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 55°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 56°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 57°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.22 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:51:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:39 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 58°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 64°

A few clouds

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

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 57°

More sun than clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.21 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:54:07 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:52 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 57°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 65°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 54°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 56°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 58°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 47°(Feels like 47°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:55:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:48:18 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
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