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: Feb 25, 2018 1:22 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Updated: Sunday 2/25, 12:24 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

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

Gale Warning

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of today: Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots. Gusts up to 30 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Tonight: Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots veering west late in the evening, then easing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots after midnight. Clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Sunday 2/25, 13:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 35 °F

Updated: Sunday 2/25, 12:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. The National Weather Service Beach Hazard Program will return in the spring.

(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.

No Recent Reports

Last checked: Sunday 2/25 at 01:22 PM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 12:00 CST
38
Good
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, February 25, 2018:

UV index: 3

Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. Reduce your exposure to the sun's most intense UV radiation by seeking shade during midday hours.

(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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