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: Dec 6, 2016 1:47 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Areas of fog before 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Updated: Tuesday 12/6, 01:37 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

One product issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Patchy fog in the late evening and early morning...Then areas of fog early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Tuesday: South wind 10 to 15 knots veering southwest with gusts to around 20 knots early in the afternoon...Then becoming west 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the afternoon. Patchy fog through the day. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 feet in the afternoon.

Updated: Monday 12/5, 21:02 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 47 °F

Updated: Tuesday 12/6, 00:00 (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: Tuesday 12/6 at 01:10 AM

Air temperature: 37.4 °F

Wind Direction: SSW ( 200 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 10 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 1:00 CST
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
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 Tuesday, December 6, 2016:

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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