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: Mar 21, 2018 11:23 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Updated: Wednesday 3/21, 11:08 (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

Rest of today: North wind 15 to 20 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

Tonight: North wind 10 to 15 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots late in the evening, then becoming north 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 3/21, 11:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 38 °F

Updated: Wednesday 3/21, 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 the spring.

(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: Wednesday 3/21 at 10:50 AM

Air temperature: 30.4 °F

Wind Direction: N ( 10 deg true )

Wind Speed: 16 kts

Wind Gust: 19 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 10:00 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 Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

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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