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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
  • 80°
  • 56°

Saturday: Winds should have died down and we'll see a very pleasant Saturday! Mostly sunny and low-80s.

Sunday: Rinse/repeat except with a few more clouds. Partly cloudy and low-80s.

Monday (Eclipse): As of right now we're still expecting clear skies for the eclipse! Temperatures will be pretty comfortable in the upper 60s and low 70s when the eclipse starts at 9:13am.

7-Day: After a cooler weekend, temperatures start to warm back up into the upper 80s/90s Monday-Wednesday of next week. Wednesday night and Thursday a cold front brings a chance of thunderstorms and showers, as well as cooler temps by NEXT weekend.

~ Ryan

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

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

Pretty nice

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

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 63°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 65°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 64°

Mostly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 53°

Mostly Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:52:02 am
  • Sunset: 07:51:59 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 47°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 50°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 54°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 55°

Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 44°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 43°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:51:52 am
  • Sunset: 07:53:02 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

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

Sunny

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

Mainly sunny

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

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 49°

Morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 61°(Feels like 61°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:49:44 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:04 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

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

Partly cloudy

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

A few clouds

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 47°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:29 am
  • Sunset: 07:53:08 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

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

Partly cloudy

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

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

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 46°

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 46°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 53°

Sunny

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:08 am
  • Sunset: 07:49:13 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 49°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 54°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 56°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 46°

A few morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 43°

Sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:47:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:08 pm
  • Humidity: 58
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

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

Mix of sun and clouds

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

Abundant sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 61°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 50°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 49°

Mainly sunny

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

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:51:11 am
  • Sunset: 07:51:00 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 53°

Times of sun and clouds

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

A few clouds

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

Mainly sunny

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

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 47°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 54°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:29 am
  • Sunset: 07:52:37 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 54°

Times of sun and clouds

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

Mainly sunny

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

More sun than clouds

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

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 47°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53:52 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:31 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 2
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