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: Sep 2, 2014 1:46 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Scattered showers, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph.

Updated: Tuesday 9/2, 13:38 (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

Today: Variable wind around 5 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots by late morning. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 9/2, 09:35 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 64 °F

Updated: Tuesday 9/2, 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: Tuesday 9/2 at 01:00 PM

Air temperature: 76.1 °F

Wind Direction: WSW ( 250 deg true )

Wind Speed: 5 kts

Wind Gust: 9 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 12:00 CDT
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

UV index: 6

Protection against sun damage is needed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen SPF 30+ and wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical. 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: Open. (8/26/2014)

Bay View Park Beach: Monitoring is not currently taking place. (9/2/2014)

Bender Beach: Open. (8/29/2014)

Bradford Beach: Open. (8/31/2014)

Grant Park Beach: Monitoring is not currently taking place. (9/2/2014)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (8/26/2014)

McKinley Beach: Open. (8/26/2014)

South Shore Beach: Open. (8/26/2014)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (8/14/2014)


Bradford beach cam

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