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 24, 2014 11:36 AM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Updated: Thursday 7/24, 10:42 (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

Rest of today: East wind 5 to 10 knots veering southeast late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots veering southwest overnight. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot.

Updated: Thursday 7/24, 09:33 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 58 °F

Updated: Thursday 7/24, 07:00 (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: Thursday 7/24 at 11:00 AM

Air temperature: 60.1 °F

Wind Direction: NE ( 40 deg true )

Wind Speed: 5 kts

Wind Gust: 5 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 10:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Thursday, July 24, 2014:

UV index: 8

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. (6/27/2014)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/23/2014)

Bender Beach: Open. (7/23/2014)

Bradford Beach: Open. (7/23/2014)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/23/2014)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (6/27/2014)

McKinley Beach: Caution. (7/24/2014)

South Shore Beach: Closed. (7/24/2014)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (7/2/2014)


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