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
Thu, 2023-09-21
Place 7-day Avg 7-day High 7-day Low Midnight Diff between
Bare & Grass
Alda 5NW 71.6°F 83.4°F 61.4°F 68.5°F 0.3°F
Alliance 6NW
(AKA Alliance North)
65.8°F 75.9°F 56.4°F 64.0°F 1.3°F
Arthur 8S 70.7°F 88.0°F 55.8°F 67.8°F 2.2°F
Axtell 5NE
(AKA Minden)
68.5°F 82.1°F 56.1°F 66.4°F -
Big Springs 6SE 67.6°F 75.4°F 59.7°F 67.3°F 0.4°F
Big Springs 8NE
(AKA Brule North Table)
68.0°F 80.0°F 55.8°F 66.1°F -
Broadwater 7N 70.9°F 84.7°F 58.0°F 66.6°F 0.4°F
Bushnell 12SE 68.0°F 76.6°F 59.4°F 68.4°F -1.4°F
Central City 3W
(AKA Central City Airport)
72.2°F 84.7°F 61.1°F 70.0°F 2.0°F
Concord 2E
(AKA Concord)
68.0°F 73.0°F 63.1°F 66.7°F -
Cook 4SW 71.9°F 81.8°F 62.8°F 72.0°F 3.1°F
Decatur 7S 70.2°F 80.8°F 60.0°F 63.5°F 3.0°F
Dickens 1NE 71.4°F 88.0°F 56.0°F 69.4°F 2.3°F
Eagle 3NW
(AKA Rogers Farm Tower)
70.8°F 85.1°F 56.2°F 71.0°F -
Elgin 6W
(AKA Elgin 6W Beta)
- - - - -
Emmet 2E
(AKA O'Neill)
71.6°F 84.3°F 60.0°F 64.1°F -
Enders 10SW 72.8°F 84.7°F 60.1°F 75.3°F -0.1°F
Firth 3N
(AKA Firth)
72.9°F 82.6°F 62.9°F 70.8°F -
Fordyce 4N
(AKA Chalkrock)
66.3°F 80.7°F 56.0°F 60.3°F -
Fordyce 4NW - - - - -
Gothenburg 2NW
(AKA Gothenburg)
69.9°F 78.9°F 61.2°F 65.9°F -
Guide Rock 3E
(AKA Red Cloud)
68.8°F 80.5°F 58.9°F 67.4°F -
Harrisburg 1N 68.4°F 77.9°F 58.1°F 65.7°F -1.1°F
Harvard 4SW
(AKA Clay Center)
71.3°F 81.3°F 62.3°F 67.4°F -
Hayes Center 3N 71.5°F 84.5°F 59.6°F 71.6°F 1.7°F
Holdrege 5N
(AKA Holdrege 4N)
71.1°F 80.1°F 63.1°F 66.7°F -
Indianola 8SW 72.0°F 82.4°F 61.7°F 67.2°F 1.0°F
Kearney 3E
(AKA Kearney)
71.3°F 87.0°F 58.9°F 65.7°F -
Keystone 4W 68.1°F 78.7°F 58.5°F 68.7°F 1.3°F
Leigh 1W 70.3°F 83.6°F 59.0°F 65.7°F 2.1°F
Lexington 4S
(AKA Lexington 3S)
67.7°F 74.5°F 59.8°F 65.7°F -1.7°F
Lincoln 1500 N 45th
(AKA Lincoln IANR)
72.4°F 85.9°F 58.9°F 71.0°F -4.7°F
Long Pine 20S
(AKA Barta)
76.3°F 86.5°F 66.5°F 69.2°F -
Memphis 4N 70.7°F 81.6°F 60.7°F 70.5°F 2.8°F
Memphis 5N
(AKA Mead Agronomy Farm)
70.9°F 78.1°F 63.7°F 71.6°F 3.2°F
Merna 2SW
(AKA Merna)
64.8°F 69.5°F 59.1°F 64.0°F -
Naper 12SW
(AKA Higgins Ranch)
72.4°F 82.4°F 61.3°F 63.1°F -
Nebraska City 3W 70.9°F 77.3°F 64.2°F 72.3°F 2.7°F
North Platte 3SW
(AKA North Platte 3SW Beta)
68.1°F 75.2°F 61.0°F 67.4°F -0.1°F
Oakland 4W
(AKA Oakland)
71.1°F 80.9°F 62.7°F 64.7°F -
Orchard 10N - - - - -
Ord 2N
(AKA Ord)
65.6°F 75.3°F 56.3°F 63.7°F -
Oshkosh 6N 70.9°F 84.9°F 57.6°F 69.2°F 1.6°F
Overton 6SE 68.7°F 82.3°F 56.5°F 63.1°F 1.3°F
Pierce 2SW 72.0°F 84.3°F 60.5°F 66.0°F 1.1°F
Plattsmouth 2SE 71.3°F 82.8°F 60.4°F 71.3°F 0.6°F
Rulo 5SW 68.3°F 72.9°F 62.7°F 70.0°F 1.7°F
Scottsbluff 2NW
(AKA Scottsbluff)
65.7°F 77.8°F 54.2°F 67.2°F -
Scottsbluff 6NW
(AKA Mitchell Farms)
68.6°F 77.9°F 60.0°F 66.5°F -
Shelton 2SW
(AKA Shelton)
72.8°F 86.4°F 60.1°F 66.9°F -
Sidney 2NW
(AKA Sidney)
65.2°F 72.2°F 56.9°F 68.4°F -
Smithfield 2E
(AKA Smithfield)
69.4°F 80.1°F 58.8°F 65.3°F -
Valparaiso 6NW 69.9°F 77.8°F 60.4°F 71.1°F 0.9°F
Walton 5NW
(AKA Havelock)
70.3°F 75.9°F 63.1°F 72.3°F -
Whitman 5NE
(AKA Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory)
65.2°F 79.4°F 50.2°F 59.6°F 4.2°F
Wilber 1W 69.4°F 78.9°F 59.4°F 69.4°F 3.0°F
Winslow 6E 70.0°F 78.1°F 61.6°F 66.4°F 2.5°F
Wood River 5SE
(AKA Binfield)
70.8°F 83.8°F 59.1°F 65.3°F -
York 2W
(AKA York)
69.1°F 78.7°F 59.5°F 70.0°F -