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Smoky Skies Force Changes in High School Football - Again

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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.

UPDATED: KHQ Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 66°

Thursday's Weather Update: July 2014 Goes Down as the 4th Warmest in 133 Years…Now, it's onto Hot August Days

Evening/Overnight: Following the afterglow of a vivid, tangy sunset, it's a quiet night for the metro area (GREEN)

Friday: Temperatures rocket above 90°degrees once again. It's partly cloudy for the afternoon as higher debris clouds from monsoonal storms in Oregon drift through the area. This available moisture could fuel a few mountain T-Storms… Low/High 66°/95° (YELLOW for Heat)

Saturday: A pleasant start to the day with mostly sunny conditions until a disturbance traveling from south to north threatens outdoor summer activities across eastern WA & Idaho. Passing Thunder & lightning is possible during for the heat of the day/early evening…Low/High 65°/93° (YELLOW)

FYI: Going to Hawaii anytime soon? A Tropical Storm/Cyclone may pass through the Hawaiian Islands a week from now. On average, a tropical cyclone passes near the islands every four years. Dave, your SWX/KHQ Meteorologist

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 66°

Mostly Sunny and Hot

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 66°

Sunny, Chance PM T/Storms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 65°

Mostly Sunny, Chance T/Storms

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 65°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 65°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 66°

Sunny

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

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 94°(Feels like 89°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26
  • Sunset: 20:26
  • Humidity: 16%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 93°(Feels like 89°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25
  • Sunset: 20:25
  • Humidity: 20%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 90°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25
  • Sunset: 20:26
  • Humidity: 20%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 91°(Feels like 89°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23
  • Sunset: 20:23
  • Humidity: 24%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 91°(Feels like 87°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:27
  • Sunset: 20:26
  • Humidity: 18%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 93°(Feels like 89°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.10 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:28
  • Sunset: 20:21
  • Humidity: 18%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 88°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:20
  • Sunset: 19:24
  • Humidity: 29%
  • UV Index: 10.00