Real time data for the Lake Michigan Beaches of Milwaukee County Lat: N 43° 3' 41.40" Long: W 87° 52' 22.44"

Milwaukee County Beaches

Real time weather and beach conditions for the Lake Michigan Beaches of Milwaukee County

Weather and Beach Conditions
Last update: Oct 19, 2018 10:56 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers between 9am and 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Updated: Friday 10/19, 21:08 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

3 products issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

Small Craft Advisory

Gale Warning

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: West wind 15 to 20 knots veering northwest after midnight. Gusts up to 30 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet early in the morning.

Saturday: West wind 15 to 20 knots veering northwest 15 to 25 knots late in the morning, then rising to up to 30 knots early in the afternoon becoming northwest up to 30 knots late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 4 to 6 feet.

Updated: Friday 10/19, 21:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the Spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 53 °F

Updated: Friday 10/19, 19:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. It is normally issued twice daily during the beach season, which generally runs from late May to early September.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Strong currents can occur anytime, especially near piers and jetties.

Learn more about Rip Currents and how to escape them before going to the beach!

breakwater gauge

Located on the McKinley breakwater.

Conditions on: Friday 10/19 at 10:40 PM

Air temperature: 55.2 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 280 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 12 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 10/19/18 9:00 PM CDT

Good - 24 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 21 AQI - Ozone

Good - 13 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:15:08 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Saturday, October 20, 2018:

UV index: 1

You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+.

In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.

(Source: EPA SunWise)

bacterial monitoring

All natural waters contain microorganisms and may at times contain microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal illness.

  • Atwater Park Beach
  • Bay View Park Beach
  • Bender Beach
  • Bradford Beach
  • Grant Park Beach
  • Klode Park Beach
  • McKinley Beach
  • South Shore Beach
  • Tietjen Beach / Doctor's Park Beach

Bacterial monitoring of these Lake Michigan beaches in Milwaukee County has ended for the season.
Sampling will resume in the Spring.

(Source: wibeaches.us)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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