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: Feb 28, 2015 8:42 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A slight chance of snow before 4am, then a chance for flurries. Cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Scattered flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Updated: Saturday 2/28, 20:38 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

No Active Hazardous Weather Conditions issued by NWS 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Slight chance of light snow in the evening...Then chance of light snow in the late evening. Slight chance of light snow early in the morning. Waves nearly calm.

Sunday: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots...Easing to 5 to 10 knots late in the morning...Then rising to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Scattered flurries. Waves nearly calm.

Updated: Saturday 2/28, 15:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 33 °F

Updated: Saturday 2/28, 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 2/28 at 08:15 PM

Air temperature: 19.4 °F

Wind Direction: S ( 190 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 11 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 20:00 CST
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, March 1, 2015:

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.


Bradford beach cam

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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!

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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