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 23, 2014 5:03 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 52. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Updated: Wednesday 4/23, 15:13 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

One product issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI:

Small Craft Advisory

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: East wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of rain through around midnight. Chance of rain after midnight...Then rain likely early in the morning. Waves around 1 foot.

Thursday: Southeast wind 10 to 20 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots. Showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to 6 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 4/23, 14:48 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 39 °F

Updated: Tuesday 4/22, 07:00 (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: Wednesday 4/23 at 04:30 PM

Air temperature: 36.5 °F

Wind Direction: NE ( 50 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 16:00 CDT
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

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!

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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