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 27, 2016 7:14 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Updated: Thursday 10/27, 17:37 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: West wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest late in the evening...Then becoming south after midnight rising to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Friday: South wind 10 to 20 knots rising to 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.

Updated: Thursday 10/27, 15:31 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 55 °F

Updated: Thursday 10/27, 13:00 (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 May 2017, shortly before the Memorial Day weekend.

(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: Thursday 10/27 at 06:50 PM

Air temperature: 46.9 °F

Wind Direction: WNW ( 300 deg true )

Wind Speed: 3 kts

Wind Gust: 4 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 18:00 CDT
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 Thursday, October 27, 2016:

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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