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 25, 2019 8:45 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Periods of showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 44. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Updated: Thursday 4/25, 20:26 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

2 products issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

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Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: Northeast wind 5 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots late in the evening, then easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight backing northwest early in the morning. Scattered showers in the evening, then periods of showers in the late evening and early morning. Isolated showers early in the morning. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet after midnight, then subsiding to 1 to 3 feet early in the morning.

Friday: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the morning, then rising to 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon.

Updated: Thursday 4/25, 19:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 33 °F

Updated: Tuesday 2/26, 00:00 (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 4/25 at 08:10 PM

Air temperature: 55.9 °F

Wind Direction: n/a

Wind Speed: n/a

Wind Gust: n/a

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 04/25/19 7:00 PM CDT

Moderate - 61 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Moderate - 58 AQI - Ozone

Good - 28 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:15:09 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, April 26, 2019:

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
  • 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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