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: Sep 4, 2015 2:17 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: Areas of fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Updated: Friday 9/4, 01:07 (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: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots backing northwest after midnight. Patchy fog in the evening...Then areas of fog after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Friday: North wind 5 to 10 knots veering northeast in the afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Thursday 9/3, 20:43 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: North winds around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Thursday 9/3, 17:20 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 63 °F

Updated: Friday 9/4, 01:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: A low risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.

Updated: Thursday 9/3, 17:20 (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: Friday 9/4 at 01:50 AM

Air temperature: 66.6 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 270 deg true )

Wind Speed: 2 kts

Wind Gust: 2 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 1:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, September 4, 2015:

UV index: 6

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: Open. (7/21/2015)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (9/2/2015)

Bender Beach: Caution. (8/11/2015)

Bradford Beach: Open. (9/1/2015)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (9/3/2015)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (7/21/2015)

McKinley Beach: Open. (9/1/2015)

South Shore Beach: Caution. (9/3/2015)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (8/21/2015)


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