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
Sat, 2020-09-19
Place 7-day Avg 7-day High 7-day Low Midnight Diff between
Bare & Grass
Ainsworth 2NE
(AKA Ainsworth)
65.9°F 90.6°F 49.4°F 61.0°F -
Alda 3W
(AKA Grand Island)
65.7°F 76.7°F 55.5°F 64.2°F -
Alliance 6NW
(AKA Alliance North)
64.0°F 75.5°F 52.2°F 65.8°F 2.0°F
Arthur 8S 67.4°F 86.2°F 51.1°F 64.5°F 2.5°F
Axtell 5NE
(AKA Minden)
65.5°F 77.0°F 54.9°F 64.3°F -
Big Springs 8NE
(AKA Brule North Table)
65.3°F 75.4°F 53.7°F 65.3°F -
Broadwater 7N 67.4°F 83.5°F 51.0°F 66.8°F 1.4°F
Brule 6SW
(AKA Brule Platte Valley)
67.9°F 80.8°F 55.0°F 67.4°F -
Central City 3W
(AKA Central City Airport)
67.4°F 84.3°F 54.5°F 63.5°F 3.1°F
Champion 5SE
(AKA Champion)
66.4°F 73.5°F 58.2°F 67.5°F 0.1°F
Concord 2E
(AKA Concord)
65.0°F 74.0°F 55.5°F 63.5°F -
Cozad 8N
(AKA Cozad)
64.5°F 73.0°F 56.5°F 65.0°F -
Curtis 1N
(AKA Curtis Agriculture Station)
66.2°F 73.5°F 58.1°F 66.4°F -
Decatur 7S 64.8°F 73.3°F 55.7°F 62.7°F 0.8°F
Dickens 1NE 67.9°F 80.7°F 57.8°F 65.9°F 0.8°F
Dunning 6NW
(AKA Halsey)
66.2°F 78.9°F 54.7°F 65.6°F 0.3°F
Eagle 3NW
(AKA Rogers Farm Tower)
66.0°F 74.8°F 56.7°F 63.7°F -
Elgin 6W
(AKA Elgin)
66.1°F 82.1°F 53.0°F 62.5°F -
Emmet 2E
(AKA O'Neill)
69.2°F 83.4°F 57.3°F 66.9°F -
Firth 3N
(AKA Firth)
66.2°F 73.1°F 58.8°F 64.1°F -
Fordyce 4N
(AKA Chalkrock)
67.0°F 80.6°F 54.8°F 63.5°F -
Gordon 4SE
(AKA Gordon)
66.1°F 77.3°F 56.4°F 67.3°F -
Gothenburg 2NW
(AKA Gothenburg)
67.7°F 82.3°F 55.3°F 67.2°F -
Grant 1E 65.1°F 75.0°F 54.9°F 65.7°F 1.2°F
Guide Rock 3E
(AKA Red Cloud)
66.7°F 78.0°F 58.0°F 64.5°F -
Harrison 4NW 60.5°F 74.0°F 47.5°F 62.7°F 1.2°F
Harvard 4SW
(AKA Clay Center)
65.7°F 76.6°F 55.7°F 63.7°F -
Hayes Center 3N 68.4°F 81.0°F 58.2°F 66.8°F 1.7°F
Holdrege 5N
(AKA Holdrege 4N)
67.3°F 76.2°F 60.3°F 64.5°F -
Indianola 8SW 69.3°F 78.7°F 60.3°F 68.2°F 1.6°F
Kearney 3E
(AKA Kearney)
66.4°F 81.4°F 55.9°F 63.6°F -
Keystone 4W 66.3°F 76.4°F 55.0°F 66.1°F 1.1°F
Leigh 1W 65.0°F 74.4°F 55.1°F 63.3°F 1.3°F
Lexington 4S
(AKA Lexington 3S)
68.0°F 81.8°F 57.8°F 66.1°F -1.4°F
Lincoln 1500 N 45th
(AKA Lincoln IANR)
67.9°F 78.5°F 56.1°F 64.3°F -5.0°F
Lincoln 1700 N 10th
(AKA Lincoln 10th and Military Road)
68.8°F 78.0°F 59.6°F 66.1°F -
Lincoln 5700 S 27th
(AKA Lincoln 27th and Old Cheney Road)
67.4°F 75.6°F 58.5°F 65.9°F -
Lincoln 9100 S 78th 66.5°F 74.0°F 57.2°F 64.1°F -
Long Pine 20S
(AKA Barta)
69.4°F 82.8°F 58.6°F 67.9°F -
Memphis 4N 66.6°F 77.7°F 55.8°F 63.6°F 1.6°F
Memphis 5N
(AKA Mead Agronomy Farm)
66.7°F 77.0°F 57.3°F 64.5°F -
Merna 2SW
(AKA Merna)
63.5°F 69.2°F 57.8°F 63.3°F -
Mullen 30N
(AKA Merritt)
65.9°F 77.7°F 54.9°F 64.9°F -
Naper 12SW
(AKA Higgins Ranch)
66.7°F 82.9°F 54.8°F 66.2°F -
Nebraska City 3NW
(AKA Nebraska City 2N)
68.5°F 79.1°F 59.5°F 65.5°F -
North Platte 3SW
(AKA North Platte 3SW Beta)
66.8°F 75.9°F 57.4°F 66.9°F 1.1°F
Oakland 4W
(AKA Oakland)
64.3°F 74.4°F 54.1°F 62.9°F -
Ord 2N
(AKA Ord)
63.7°F 76.7°F 53.6°F 60.8°F -
Oshkosh 6N 69.5°F 85.3°F 53.3°F 67.0°F 1.3°F
Overton 6SE 65.3°F 74.8°F 57.5°F 64.5°F -0.2°F
Pierce 2SW 66.4°F 76.6°F 56.5°F 64.4°F 0.9°F
Plattsmouth 2SE 68.4°F 77.7°F 59.4°F 64.7°F 2.0°F
Plymouth 4E
(AKA Beatrice)
65.5°F 73.8°F 56.3°F 62.8°F -
Ragan 5W
(AKA Holdrege)
65.8°F 77.7°F 57.0°F 62.4°F -
Rulo 5SW 70.2°F 80.3°F 60.7°F 65.6°F 2.0°F
Scottsbluff 2NW
(AKA Scottsbluff)
66.3°F 80.0°F 52.9°F 68.1°F -
Scottsbluff 6NW
(AKA Mitchell Farms)
69.6°F 79.4°F 59.9°F 71.3°F -
Shelton 2SW
(AKA Shelton)
68.4°F 80.8°F 57.2°F 66.3°F -
Sidney 2NW
(AKA Sidney)
65.6°F 75.4°F 53.9°F 67.7°F -
Smithfield 2E
(AKA Smithfield)
67.3°F 77.4°F 59.3°F 66.1°F -
Sparks 5NE
(AKA Sparks)
63.7°F 74.9°F 54.9°F 64.3°F -
Walton 5NW
(AKA Havelock)
65.4°F 74.4°F 56.5°F 63.1°F -
West Point 2W
(AKA West Point)
65.2°F 72.7°F 57.0°F 64.0°F -
Whitman 5NE
(AKA Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory)
63.8°F 74.2°F 53.0°F 63.9°F 4.3°F
Winslow 6E 63.9°F 70.8°F 56.1°F 62.6°F 0.3°F
Wood River 5SE
(AKA Binfield)
67.6°F 80.4°F 57.0°F 65.1°F -
York 2W
(AKA York)
63.6°F 71.3°F 55.5°F 62.8°F -