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 29, 2015 2:54 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 67. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 7/29, 13:38 (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 today: Southwest wind 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots early in the afternoon... Then becoming 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Tonight: West wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Wednesday 7/29, 09:07 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Wednesday 7/29, 03:29 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 67 °F

Updated: Wednesday 7/29, 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 7/29, 03:29 (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 7/29 at 02:30 PM

Air temperature: 82.2 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 270 deg true )

Wind Speed: 15 kts

Wind Gust: 20 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 14:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, July 29, 2015:

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. (7/21/2015)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/29/2015)

Bender Beach: Caution. (7/17/2015)

Bradford Beach: Open. (7/29/2015)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/29/2015)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (7/21/2015)

McKinley Beach: Open. (7/29/2015)

South Shore Beach: Closed. (7/29/2015)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (7/21/2015)


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