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: May 23, 2015 11:32 PM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog after 5pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Updated: Saturday 5/23, 22:37 (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 tonight: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy late in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Sunday: South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of showers in the morning...Then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Saturday 5/23, 21:27 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 49 °F

Updated: Saturday 5/23, 19:00 (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: Saturday 5/23 at 11:00 PM

Air temperature: 52.9 °F

Wind Direction: SW ( 220 deg true )

Wind Speed: 1 kts

Wind Gust: 2 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 21:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, May 24, 2015:

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.


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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