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 30, 2014 12:17 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. West wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly between 9pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Updated: Thursday 10/30, 11:38 (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

Today: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots veering west in the late morning and afternoon. Partly sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: West wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots late in the evening...Then rising to 15 to 25 knots after midnight rising to up to 30 knots with gusts to around 35 knots early in the morning. Chance of showers through the night. Waves around 1 foot building to 4 to 6 feet after midnight.

Updated: Thursday 10/30, 09:59 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 50 °F

Updated: Thursday 10/30, 07:00 (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: Thursday 10/30 at 11:45 AM

Air temperature: 46.4 °F

Wind Direction: WSW ( 240 deg true )

Wind Speed: 10 kts

Wind Gust: 13 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 11:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Thursday, October 30, 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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