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 20, 2018 6:39 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind around 5 mph becoming east in the morning.

Updated: Friday 4/20, 17:23 (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

Tonight: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots easing to 5 knots late in the evening, then backing northeast after midnight. Mostly clear through around midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot.

Saturday: East wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves nearly calm.

Updated: Friday 4/20, 17:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 41 °F

Updated: Friday 4/20, 13:00 (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 the spring.

(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 4/20 at 06:10 PM

Air temperature: 41.4 °F

Wind Direction: ESE ( 120 deg true )

Wind Speed: 1 kts

Wind Gust: 2 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 17:00 CDT
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, April 20, 2018:

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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