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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
  • 88°
  • 59°

Tuesday: Likely the warmest of the next 7 days! Nearing 90 degrees for Spokane and much of the Inland NW with temps in the mid to upper 80's potentially low 90's with mostly sunny skies.

Tuesday Night: chance of showers increases with the threat of an isolated thunderstorm or two into early Wednesday morning. Overnight lows will be back into the mid to upper 50's.

Wednesday: Mainly cloudy skies with the potential for isolated thunderstorms. 72°

7 DAY FORECAST: Tuesday remains warm and sunny! A cold front moves through Tuesday night bringing cooler temps (back down into the low to mid 70's) and isolated thunderstorms through Thursday. This next weekend looks to bring sunshine and 70's!

~ Ryan

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

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

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 58°

Iso. Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 55°

Iso. Showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 50°

Mainly Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 48°

Mainly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Partly Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 51°

Mainly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:57:13 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:15 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 51°

Clear

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 58°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 52°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 47°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 45°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:56:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:56 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 54°

Mainly clear

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

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 49°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 46°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 49°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:54:56 am
  • Sunset: 08:35:25 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 56°

Clear

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 57°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 51°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 48°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 45°

Clouds giving way to sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 49°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 47°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:58:45 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:20 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 56°

Mainly clear

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

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 52°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 48°

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 45°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 49°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 46°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:00:03 am
  • Sunset: 08:32:39 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 50°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 53°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 49°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 43°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 46°

A few clouds

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:51:44 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:40 pm
  • Humidity: 72
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 56°

Clear

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

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 54°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 50°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 47°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 50°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 48°

A few clouds

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:56:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:13 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 56°

Mainly clear

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 57°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 52°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 49°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 47°

Clouds giving way to sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 49°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 48°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:58:59 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:31 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 56°

Clear

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

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 54°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 50°

Considerable cloudiness

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 49°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 51°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 48°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:00:30 am
  • Sunset: 08:34:12 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
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