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, 2024-02-28
Place 7-day Avg 7-day High 7-day Low Midnight Diff between
Bare & Grass
Alda 5NW 42.3°F 50.3°F 33.7°F 36.3°F 0.2°F
Alliance 6NW
(AKA Alliance North)
36.9°F 46.4°F 32.4°F 33.5°F -0.4°F
Arthur 8S 39.8°F 55.9°F 29.0°F 32.7°F 0.5°F
Axtell 5NE
(AKA Minden)
42.0°F 56.7°F 32.4°F 34.2°F -
Big Springs 6SE 39.1°F 46.0°F 33.6°F 34.6°F -0.6°F
Big Springs 8NE
(AKA Brule North Table)
37.3°F 46.7°F 30.9°F 32.1°F -
Broadwater 7N 37.6°F 48.6°F 29.9°F 32.8°F -2.1°F
Bushnell 12SE 36.8°F 45.7°F 32.5°F 33.7°F -0.8°F
Central City 3W
(AKA Central City Airport)
41.5°F 51.1°F 32.8°F 35.3°F -2.7°F
Concord 2E
(AKA Concord)
39.3°F 43.1°F 35.8°F 35.5°F -
Cook 4SW 45.9°F 55.4°F 35.8°F 37.3°F 2.2°F
Decatur 7S 41.6°F 52.3°F 32.9°F 33.7°F 1.3°F
Dickens 1NE 42.0°F 57.0°F 31.3°F 33.8°F 1.0°F
Eagle 3NW
(AKA Rogers Farm Tower)
43.9°F 56.4°F 33.4°F 35.7°F -
Elgin 6W
(AKA Elgin 6W Beta)
- - - - -
Ellsworth 16NE 37.6°F 48.1°F 32.0°F 32.4°F 0.2°F
Emmet 2E
(AKA O'Neill)
40.5°F 55.1°F 30.5°F 33.8°F -
Enders 10SW 42.9°F 55.2°F 32.2°F 36.0°F -0.7°F
Firth 3N
(AKA Firth)
44.1°F 53.9°F 35.1°F 37.3°F -
Fordyce 4N
(AKA Chalkrock)
37.3°F 55.2°F 27.4°F 29.8°F -
Fordyce 4NW 40.1°F 52.2°F 31.4°F 32.2°F -0.9°F
Gothenburg 2NW
(AKA Gothenburg)
41.1°F 51.4°F 33.2°F 35.8°F -
Guide Rock 3E
(AKA Red Cloud)
43.4°F 56.9°F 32.0°F 34.2°F -
Harrisburg 1N 38.4°F 47.3°F 32.9°F 34.6°F -0.3°F
Harvard 4SW
(AKA Clay Center)
41.1°F 52.4°F 33.1°F 34.6°F -
Hayes Center 3N 42.7°F 55.5°F 32.4°F 34.3°F 1.4°F
Holdrege 5N
(AKA Holdrege 4N)
43.2°F 50.7°F 35.2°F 38.0°F -
Indianola 8SW 43.6°F 54.9°F 33.0°F 36.8°F 0.5°F
Kearney 3E
(AKA Kearney)
43.0°F 59.5°F 28.8°F 32.7°F -
Keystone 4W 39.0°F 46.9°F 32.6°F 33.3°F 0.2°F
Leigh 1W 40.8°F 50.3°F 32.8°F 33.8°F 1.6°F
Lexington 4S
(AKA Lexington 3S)
40.2°F 47.3°F 33.5°F 34.9°F -6.6°F
Lincoln 1500 N 45th
(AKA Lincoln IANR)
44.2°F 57.7°F 32.0°F 36.1°F -7.4°F
Long Pine 20S
(AKA Barta)
44.2°F 57.0°F 31.2°F 33.0°F -
Lynch 2W 38.9°F 48.9°F 33.2°F 33.2°F 0.6°F
Memphis 4N 42.5°F 53.9°F 32.7°F 34.1°F 0.4°F
Memphis 5N
(AKA Mead Agronomy Farm)
41.9°F 49.1°F 34.9°F 36.1°F 2.4°F
Merna 2SW
(AKA Merna)
37.6°F 42.7°F 33.9°F 34.0°F -
Merriman 21S 38.0°F 48.1°F 32.0°F 33.1°F -0.1°F
Naper 12SW
(AKA Higgins Ranch)
42.4°F 56.2°F 33.8°F 34.9°F -
Naper 2W 38.0°F 46.9°F 33.0°F 33.0°F -1.5°F
Nebraska City 3W 45.0°F 50.7°F 38.4°F 39.3°F 2.5°F
North Platte 3SW
(AKA North Platte 3SW Beta)
39.4°F 46.3°F 33.3°F 34.5°F -0.4°F
Oakland 4W
(AKA Oakland)
40.3°F 51.5°F 32.5°F 33.3°F -
Orchard 10N 40.2°F 48.5°F 33.7°F 33.8°F 0.3°F
Ord 2N
(AKA Ord)
36.2°F 52.4°F 24.0°F 29.1°F -
Oshkosh 6N 39.6°F 52.7°F 30.8°F 32.8°F 0.0°F
Overton 6SE 40.4°F 50.4°F 32.9°F 34.6°F -0.8°F
Pierce 2SW 40.8°F 50.0°F 33.0°F 34.1°F 0.1°F
Plattsmouth 2SE 44.7°F 54.7°F 34.8°F 36.7°F 1.0°F
Rulo 5SW 44.9°F 50.8°F 37.9°F 39.0°F 1.9°F
Scottsbluff 2NW
(AKA Scottsbluff)
38.5°F 46.4°F 33.0°F 33.8°F -
Scottsbluff 6NW
(AKA Mitchell Farms)
39.0°F 46.1°F 33.8°F 34.9°F -
Shelton 2SW
(AKA Shelton)
42.7°F 54.9°F 32.5°F 34.9°F -
Sidney 2NW
(AKA Sidney)
37.9°F 45.9°F 32.7°F 33.9°F -
Smithfield 2E
(AKA Smithfield)
39.0°F 46.0°F 33.2°F 33.4°F -
Valparaiso 6NW 43.1°F 50.2°F 35.4°F 36.2°F 0.8°F
Walton 5NW
(AKA Havelock)
42.0°F 46.8°F 36.1°F 37.6°F -
Whitman 5NE
(AKA Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory)
39.5°F 51.6°F 32.8°F 34.7°F 0.7°F
Wilber 1W 43.5°F 52.5°F 34.7°F 35.8°F 2.8°F
Winslow 6E 40.4°F 47.6°F 34.0°F 34.9°F 1.2°F
Wood River 5SE
(AKA Binfield)
42.5°F 51.1°F 34.6°F 37.0°F -
York 2W
(AKA York)
39.6°F 47.6°F 33.0°F 33.6°F -