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: Nov 25, 2014 4:35 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Updated: Tuesday 11/25, 15:38 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

No Active Hazardous Weather Conditions issued by NWS 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots in the late evening and early morning...Then easing to 5 knots early in the morning. Mostly cloudy through around midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot.

Wednesday: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east late in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 11/25, 15:37 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 42 °F

Updated: Tuesday 11/25, 12:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

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: Tuesday 11/25 at 04:00 PM

Air temperature: 24.3 °F

Wind Direction: SW ( 230 deg true )

Wind Speed: 13 kts

Wind Gust: 15 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 16:00 CST
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, November 25, 2014:

UV index: 2

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.


Bradford beach cam

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Visit the BradfordBeachJam website to find out about upcoming events at Bradford Beach.

Visit the Milwaukee County Parks website for summer concerts and other events in your Parks!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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