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: Dec 11, 2018 12:15 AM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 23. West wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Updated: Monday 12/10, 23:24 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

No Active Hazardous Weather Conditions issued by NWS 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: West wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight, then becoming west 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Gusts up to 25 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tuesday: West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon, then veering northwest late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Monday 12/10, 23:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 40 °F

Updated: Monday 12/10, 18:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. It is normally issued twice daily during the beach season, which generally runs from late May to early September.

(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: Monday 12/10 at 11:50 PM

Air temperature: 28.0 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 270 deg true )

Wind Speed: 16 kts

Wind Gust: 19 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 12/10/18 11:00 PM CST

Moderate - 66 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 19 AQI - Ozone

Good - 29 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:15:07 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, December 11, 2018:

UV index: 1

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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