Schools canceling Friday night games due to air quality | News
Smoke from central Washington and Idaho fires is expected to impact the region through the remainder of Friday. There’s little to no winds floating through the region, so the National Weather Service expects the haze to sit in a stagnant pattern.
The Department of Ecology has reported unhealthy air has been reported in Spokane Valley, Clarkston, Pullman, Ritzville and LaCrosse.
Due to poor air quality conditions, some schools are cancelling their Friday night games. We're aggregating a list of games that have been canceled or postponed due to air quality. You can follow the full list as it is updated at our sports section on www.kxly.com.
Lakeside and Lapwai schools were expected to play in Lapwai, but then the game was switched to Plummer. Air quality officials with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe then recommended they cancel the game saying the smoke was coming in heavier and to expect more haze during the evening.
Public health officials in Whitman County issued an air advisory Friday afternoon saying the wildfire smoke is decreasing the quality of the air in the Palouse and Lewiston and Clarkston area.
Outdoor activities in those regions are not recommended.
A weak cold front is expected on Saturday and Sunday with light to breezy winds.