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: Feb 24, 2017 8:22 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 37. Windy, with a northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Rain and freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with snow before 1am, then snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 1am and 4am, then snow likely after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Updated: Friday 2/24, 08:07 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Gale Warning

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Early this morning: Northeast wind up to 30 knots. Gale gusts to 35 knots. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 6 to 8 feet.

Today: Northeast wind 15 to 25 knots backing north 15 to 20 knots late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 knots. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Rain through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 6 to 8 feet.

Tonight: Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots early in the morning. Rain likely through around midnight. Snow likely after midnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

Updated: Friday 2/24, 02:41 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 38 °F

Updated: Friday 2/24, 06:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. The National Weather Service Beach Hazard Program will return in May 2017, shortly before the Memorial Day weekend.

(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: Friday 2/24 at 07:50 AM

Air temperature: 35.4 °F

Wind Direction: NNE ( 20 deg true )

Wind Speed: 20 kts

Wind Gust: 24 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Data Not Available

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, February 24, 2017:

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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