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: Jan 25, 2015 4:06 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Scattered flurries before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Monday: Snow, mainly after noon. High near 28. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Updated: Sunday 1/25, 15:37 (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

Tonight: Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots. Scattered flurries until early morning. Waves 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 4 feet.

Monday: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of snow in the morning...Then snow in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Sunday 1/25, 15:08 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 36 °F

Updated: Sunday 1/25, 12:00 (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: Sunday 1/25 at 03:30 PM

Air temperature: 24.8 °F

Wind Direction: NNE ( 20 deg true )

Wind Speed: 22 kts

Wind Gust: 26 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 15:00 CST
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, January 25, 2015:

UV index: 2

You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+.

In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.

(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.


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!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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