Soil Temperature Update

Soil temperatures are taken at 4 inches below the soil surface under bare soil. The locations listed in this table are more specific than the table used prior to March 1, 2017. We have included the former location names (AKA=also known as) for your convenience in locating previous sites.

This report is provided daily by the Nebraska State Climate Office. Visit the NSCO and Nebraska Mesonet websites for more detailed local and state climate data.

One-day average soil temperatures
Seven-day average soil temperatures

Left: One-day average soil temperatures. Right: Seven-day average soil temperatures. 

Bare Soil Temperature at 4 inches
Wed, 2022-09-28
Place 7-day Avg 7-day High 7-day Low Midnight Diff between
Bare & Grass
Alda 5NW 66.0°F 73.5°F 60.4°F 62.6°F -
Alliance 6NW
(AKA Alliance North)
61.5°F 71.3°F 53.6°F 57.7°F 0.2°F
Arthur 8S 61.0°F 80.7°F 52.1°F 62.4°F -0.7°F
Axtell 5NE
(AKA Minden)
62.1°F 72.5°F 54.9°F 60.9°F -
Big Springs 6SE 62.9°F 72.8°F 56.7°F 61.4°F 0.5°F
Big Springs 8NE
(AKA Brule North Table)
61.2°F 73.6°F 53.6°F 59.9°F -
Broadwater 7N 63.4°F 80.4°F 50.4°F 63.4°F -2.9°F
Bushnell 12SE 61.4°F 73.7°F 52.5°F 58.6°F -0.5°F
Central City 3W
(AKA Central City Airport)
67.4°F 77.3°F 59.9°F 65.0°F 0.6°F
Concord 2E
(AKA Concord)
67.6°F 72.3°F 63.5°F 64.2°F -
Cook 4SW 64.6°F 73.6°F 59.5°F 62.1°F -1.4°F
Decatur 7S 62.1°F 67.9°F 55.6°F 59.7°F -2.4°F
Dickens 1NE 62.6°F 82.3°F 53.8°F 65.5°F -1.1°F
Eagle 3NW
(AKA Rogers Farm Tower)
62.9°F 72.6°F 53.2°F 62.2°F -
Elgin 6W
(AKA Elgin 6W Beta)
- - - - -
Emmet 2E
(AKA O'Neill)
65.0°F 76.6°F 56.2°F 62.5°F -
Enders 10SW 64.0°F 77.8°F 56.3°F 63.2°F -2.0°F
Firth 3N
(AKA Firth)
65.6°F 78.1°F 58.0°F 65.7°F -
Fordyce 4N
(AKA Chalkrock)
61.5°F 74.3°F 52.4°F 62.7°F -
Gothenburg 2NW
(AKA Gothenburg)
65.2°F 73.9°F 59.6°F 62.1°F -
Guide Rock 3E
(AKA Red Cloud)
62.1°F 72.6°F 56.0°F 61.0°F -
Harvard 4SW
(AKA Clay Center)
63.3°F 73.1°F 57.1°F 61.5°F -
Hayes Center 3N 64.2°F 79.0°F 56.6°F 64.6°F -0.9°F
Holdrege 5N
(AKA Holdrege 4N)
64.7°F 70.6°F 60.4°F 61.9°F -
Indianola 8SW 64.8°F 78.4°F 56.9°F 63.1°F -0.9°F
Kearney 3E
(AKA Kearney)
62.5°F 74.7°F 55.7°F 62.9°F -
Keystone 4W 62.2°F 74.7°F 55.4°F 61.3°F 0.5°F
Leigh 1W 65.3°F 73.2°F 57.3°F 62.2°F 0.0°F
Lexington 4S
(AKA Lexington 3S)
63.5°F 75.6°F 56.3°F 62.6°F -1.6°F
Lincoln 1500 N 45th
(AKA Lincoln IANR)
64.2°F 80.8°F 54.2°F 67.5°F -7.2°F
Long Pine 20S
(AKA Barta)
69.0°F 80.5°F 61.6°F 66.8°F -
Memphis 4N 64.8°F 76.0°F 56.4°F 63.3°F -1.8°F
Memphis 5N
(AKA Mead Agronomy Farm)
66.2°F 73.1°F 59.9°F 62.5°F 0.3°F
Merna 2SW
(AKA Merna)
64.1°F 69.8°F 59.7°F 61.2°F -
Naper 12SW
(AKA Higgins Ranch)
64.8°F 79.6°F 54.6°F 62.9°F -
Nebraska City 3W 67.6°F 75.1°F 63.3°F 63.7°F -
North Platte 3SW
(AKA North Platte 3SW Beta)
63.8°F 70.7°F 58.6°F 60.9°F -1.1°F
Oakland 4W
(AKA Oakland)
63.2°F 72.2°F 55.6°F 62.4°F -
Ord 2N
(AKA Ord)
60.8°F 73.2°F 51.7°F 58.7°F -
Oshkosh 6N 63.1°F 81.9°F 52.8°F 63.3°F -2.2°F
Overton 6SE 62.1°F 74.7°F 54.7°F 60.5°F -1.5°F
Pierce 2SW 66.9°F 77.3°F 58.2°F 64.2°F 0.8°F
Plattsmouth 2SE 66.0°F 77.9°F 58.8°F 64.9°F -2.2°F
Rulo 5SW 66.9°F 78.7°F 58.3°F 63.3°F -0.7°F
Scottsbluff 2NW
(AKA Scottsbluff)
61.3°F 73.4°F 51.5°F 56.9°F -
Scottsbluff 6NW
(AKA Mitchell Farms)
65.3°F 74.4°F 55.6°F 61.3°F -
Shelton 2SW
(AKA Shelton)
63.9°F 74.7°F 57.3°F 62.3°F -
Sidney 2NW
(AKA Sidney)
60.1°F 68.6°F 53.2°F 57.2°F -
Smithfield 2E
(AKA Smithfield)
63.0°F 71.7°F 57.3°F 59.7°F -
Valparaiso 6NW 67.0°F 73.4°F 62.3°F 63.2°F 1.0°F
Walton 5NW
(AKA Havelock)
67.6°F 76.3°F 61.7°F 63.8°F -
Whitman 5NE
(AKA Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory)
62.2°F 69.7°F 54.9°F 57.4°F 3.1°F
Wilber 1W 64.9°F 73.4°F 57.8°F 61.9°F -
Winslow 6E 64.4°F 70.2°F 58.4°F 60.5°F -0.1°F
Wood River 5SE
(AKA Binfield)
63.6°F 76.6°F 55.8°F 62.5°F -
York 2W
(AKA York)
62.8°F 70.2°F 56.4°F 59.2°F -