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: Apr 1, 2015 9:44 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A chance of showers after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 51. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a chance of showers. High near 63. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 4/1, 21:38 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

2 products issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Thursday: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots veering west early in the afternoon. Showers in the morning. Chance of showers and thunderstorms into the early afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet late in the afternoon.

Updated: Wednesday 4/1, 21:25 (Source: NOAA NDBC)


Water temperature: 37 °F

Updated: Wednesday 4/1, 13:00 (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: Wednesday 4/1 at 09:15 PM

Air temperature: 45.3 °F

Wind Direction: SSE ( 150 deg true )

Wind Speed: 13 kts

Wind Gust: 14 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 21:00 CDT
56
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Thursday, April 2, 2015:

UV index: 5

Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. 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
  • 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)

Bradford beach cam

You can control this video camera at LakefrontCam.com.

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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