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 30, 2017 5:17 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 42. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Updated: Sunday 4/30, 16:37 (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 becoming east 10 to 15 knots after midnight, then veering south early in the morning. Gusts up to 25 knots through late evening. Chance of thunderstorms through around midnight. Rain showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet.

Monday: South wind 10 to 15 knots veering southwest 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Updated: Sunday 4/30, 15:23 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 45 °F

Updated: Friday 4/21, 07:00 (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 May 2017, shortly before the Memorial Day weekend.

(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: Sunday 4/30 at 04:50 PM

Air temperature: 39.9 °F

Wind Direction: NNE ( 30 deg true )

Wind Speed: 17 kts

Wind Gust: 18 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 16:00 CDT
Health Message: None
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 Sunday, April 30, 2017:

UV index: 3

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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