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: Apr 28, 2015 10:30 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Updated: Tuesday 4/28, 10:07 (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

Rest of today: North to northeast wind 5 to 10 knots veering east in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: East wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest in the late evening and overnight. Partly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 4/28, 09:20 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 42 °F

Updated: Tuesday 4/28, 01:00 (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: Tuesday 4/28 at 10:00 AM

Air temperature: 41.7 °F

Wind Direction: NE ( 40 deg true )

Wind Speed: 12 kts

Wind Gust: 14 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 9:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, April 28, 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
  • 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!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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