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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.

KHQ Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

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  • 64°
  • 33°

T.G.I.F Weather Update: Looking Good Until A Disturbance Saturday night

Evening/Overnight: Easygoing winds, a vivid sunset & a moonlit, clear night (GREEN)

Saturday: Crisp morning temperatures, high clouds, pale blue skies & filtered sun…an eggs'cellent day for Easter egg hunters & most outdoor events until changes a cold front sweeps through with some brief showers & gusty winds for the late afternoon/evening…Low/High 33°/64° (GREEN Day, YELLOW Evening)

Easter Sunday: A little breezy, but not a "Wild Hare" Day, so Easter bonnets might just be optional as a mix of sun/clouds dominates the forecast most of the day…Low/High 36°/58° (GREEN)

FYI: Easter Sunday is the first major outdoor holiday of the year. Since the date varies anywhere from March 23rd to April 25th, weather conditions can be almost wintry to very springy. The snowiest Easter was April 4th,1975 where almost 2 ½" fell & the hottest was back on April 19th, 1908, when the temperatures rose to 81°. Hoppy Easter! Dave, your SWX/KHQ meteorologist & also on Facebook as "KHQ Dave Law" & "KHQ Weather Authority

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Saturday
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  • 64°
  • 33°

Spotty PM Rain/Gusty Eve

Sunday
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  • 58°
  • 36°

Sun/Cloud Mix & Breezy Easter

Monday
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  • 67°
  • 40°

Partly Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 45°

Cloudy & Showery

Wednesday
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  • 53°
  • 38°

More Rain

Thursday
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  • 57°
  • 36°

Mtn Showers

Friday
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  • 58°
  • 41°

Mostly Cloudy & Showery

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 37°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:54
  • Sunset: 19:46
  • Humidity: 67%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Saturday
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  • 68°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 59°
  • 38°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 44°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 39°

Cloudy

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 35°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53
  • Sunset: 19:45
  • Humidity: 78%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Saturday
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  • 66°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 58°
  • 32°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 66°
  • 27°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 39°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 54°
  • 34°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 31°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 62°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 26°(Feels like 22°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:53
  • Sunset: 19:46
  • Humidity: 88%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Coeur D'Alene

Saturday
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  • 64°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 36°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 67°
  • 31°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 42°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 37°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 58°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 37°

Cloudy

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 30°(Feels like 25°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:51
  • Sunset: 19:43
  • Humidity: 80%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Saturday
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  • 62°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 35°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 65°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 42°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 58°
  • 35°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 39°

Cloudy

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 36°(Feels like 30°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:54
  • Sunset: 19:46
  • Humidity: 70%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Saturday
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  • 66°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 34°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 45°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 40°

Cloudy

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 37°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:54
  • Sunset: 19:42
  • Humidity: 67%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Saturday
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  • 60°
  • °

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 38°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 65°
  • 32°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 55°
  • 41°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 39°

Rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 37°

Cloudy

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 36°(Feels like 30°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:48
  • Sunset: 18:43
  • Humidity: 87%
  • UV Index: 10.00