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 30, 2014 8:14 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Updated: Wednesday 7/30, 18:43 (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

Through early evening: East wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly sunny with isolated showers. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots...Veering southwest in the late evening and overnight. Scattered showers in the evening. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Wednesday 7/30, 15:21 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 63 °F

Updated: Wednesday 7/30, 13:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

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 7/30 at 07:45 PM

Air temperature: 63.5 °F

Wind Direction: SE ( 140 deg true )

Wind Speed: 8 kts

Wind Gust: 9 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

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

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Thursday, July 31, 2014:

UV index: 7

Protection against sun damage is needed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen SPF 30+ and wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical. 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: Open. (6/27/2014)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/30/2014)

Bender Beach: Caution. (7/30/2014)

Bradford Beach: Caution. (7/30/2014)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/30/2014)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (7/30/2014)

McKinley Beach: Open. (7/25/2014)

South Shore Beach: Caution. (7/30/2014)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (7/29/2014)


Bradford beach cam

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Visit the BradfordBeachJam website to find out about upcoming events at Bradford Beach.

Visit the Milwaukee County Parks website for summer concerts and other events in your Parks!

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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