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: Jul 27, 2016 1:58 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 7/27, 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

Rest of today: West wind 5 to 10 knots backing southeast 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night. Patchy fog after midnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Wednesday 7/27, 09:32 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: West winds around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Wednesday 7/27, 03:24 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 66 °F

Updated: Wednesday 7/27, 13:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: A low risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.

Updated: Wednesday 7/27, 03:24 (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: Wednesday 7/27 at 01:40 PM

Air temperature: 74.5 °F

Wind Direction: SE ( 140 deg true )

Wind Speed: 15 kts

Wind Gust: 16 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 13:00 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 Wednesday, July 27, 2016:

UV index: 9

Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.

(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. (6/28/2016)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/27/2016)

Bender Beach: Open. (7/27/2016)

Bradford Beach: Open. (7/26/2016)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/27/2016)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (6/3/2016)

McKinley Beach: Open. (7/27/2016)

South Shore Beach: Open. (7/26/2016)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (6/3/2016)


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