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: Nov 26, 2015 8:19 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Rain. Low around 36. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph becoming north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Updated: Thursday 11/26, 20:07 (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

Tonight: Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots veering west late in the evening...Then veering north 15 to 20 knots after midnight becoming 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Gusts up to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots early in the morning. Rain. Waves 3 to 4 feet building to 5 to 7 feet early in the morning.

Friday: North wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Chance of rain in the morning. Waves 6 to 8 feet.

Updated: Thursday 11/26, 15:51 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 46 °F

Updated: Thursday 11/26, 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: Thursday 11/26 at 07:50 PM

Air temperature: 57.7 °F

Wind Direction: SSW ( 210 deg true )

Wind Speed: 20 kts

Wind Gust: 23 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 19:00 CST
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, November 27, 2015:

UV index: 0

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.


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