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 19, 2018 3:21 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Updated: Wednesday 9/19, 14:38 (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

Through early evening: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Tonight: East wind 5 to 10 knots rising to 10 to 15 knots after midnight, then veering southeast early in the morning. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through around midnight, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 9/19, 15:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: East winds 5 to 10 mph. Water Temperature...69 degrees.

Waves: 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in afternoon. Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms after 2 PM until 5 PM, then slight chance of thunderstorms. Max Temperature.....Around 68. Beach Winds.........East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 9/19, 04:06 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 67 °F

Updated: Wednesday 9/19, 13:00 (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: Wednesday 9/19, 04:06 (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 9/19 at 02:50 PM

Air temperature: 63.9 °F

Wind Direction: ENE ( 60 deg true )

Wind Speed: 6 kts

Wind Gust: 6 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 9:00 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, September 19, 2018:

UV index: 5

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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