X-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: May 27, 2022 7:02 PM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Thursday 10/21, 10:09 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

One product issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

TONIGHT: North wind 5 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the evening, then backing northwest after midnight backing west early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet in the late evening and overnight.

SATURDAY: South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming 5 to 15 knots late in the morning, then backing southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Friday 5/27, 17:05 (Source: NOAA Nearshore Forecast)

water and wave forecast

In the summer months, click for information.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

In the summer months, click for information.

(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 5/27 at 06:40 PM

Air temperature: 52.2 °F

Wind Direction: NE ( 40 deg true )

Wind Speed: 10 kts

Wind Gust: 11 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality


Location: Milwaukee and South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 05/27/22 5:00 PM CDT

Good - 28 AQI - Ozone

Good - 18 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 8 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 27 May 2022 04:45:01 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, May 27, 2022:

not available

(Source: EPA EnviroFacts)

bacterial monitoring

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

For information on bacterial monitoring, visit this interactive map.

  • 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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