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: Nov 22, 2014 7:14 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A chance of drizzle, then a chance of rain after 10pm. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday: Rain. Areas of fog. High near 51. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Updated: Saturday 11/22, 19:08 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

2 products issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI:

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Gale Watch

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Through early evening: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Cloudy. Areas of fog. Patchy drizzle. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots. Areas of fog. Patchy drizzle in the evening. Slight chance of rain through around midnight...Then rain likely after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Updated: Saturday 11/22, 14:44 (Source: NOAA NDBC)


Water temperature: 41 °F

Updated: Saturday 11/22, 18:00 (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 11/22 at 06:45 PM

Air temperature: 46.8 °F

Wind Direction: SSW ( 210 deg true )

Wind Speed: 4 kts

Wind Gust: 5 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 18:00 CST
66
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, November 23, 2014:

UV index: 1

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.

(Source: wibeaches.us)

Bradford beach cam

You can control this video camera at LakefrontCam.com.

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!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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