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 23, 2017 2:38 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: Clear, with a low around 60. West wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 8/23, 01:24 (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 tonight: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Wednesday: North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots veering northeast late in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Wednesday night: North wind 5 to 10 knots rising to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Wednesday 8/23, 01:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Waves: 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Tuesday 8/22, 18:25 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 66 °F

Updated: Wednesday 8/23, 01:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: A low risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.

Updated: Tuesday 8/22, 18:25 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

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 8/23 at 02:10 AM

Air temperature: 63.9 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 280 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 1:00 CDT
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, August 23, 2017:

UV index: 7

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: Open. (6/2/2017)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (8/16/2017)

Bender Beach: Open. (8/21/2017)

Bradford Beach: Open. (7/27/2017)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (8/19/2017)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (7/28/2017)

McKinley Beach: Open. (8/22/2017)

South Shore Beach: Open. (8/17/2017)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (8/1/2017)


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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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