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: Aug 22, 2014 12:13 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy dense fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Updated: Friday 8/22, 11:38 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Dense Fog Advisory

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of today: East wind 5 to 10 knots. Areas of dense fog late in the morning and early afternoon...Then areas of fog late in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Patchy fog through around midnight...Then areas of fog after midnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Friday 8/22, 10:17 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 67 °F

Updated: Friday 8/22, 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: Friday 8/22 at 11:45 AM

Air temperature: 69.4 °F

Wind Direction: SE ( 130 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 11:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, August 22, 2014:

UV index: 8

Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.

(Source: EPA SunWise)

bacterial monitoring

All natural waters contain microorganisms and may at times contain microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal illness.

Atwater Park Beach: Caution. (8/20/2014)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (8/20/2014)

Bender Beach: Open. (8/22/2014)

Bradford Beach: Open. (8/21/2014)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (8/22/2014)

Klode Park Beach: Closed. (8/20/2014)

McKinley Beach: Open. (8/21/2014)

South Shore Beach: Open. (8/21/2014)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (8/14/2014)


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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