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 19, 2018 10:41 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Updated: Sunday 8/19, 10:08 (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: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots veering east late in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: East wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy through around midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot building to 2 to 4 feet early in the morning.

Updated: Sunday 8/19, 10:02 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: East winds 5 to 10 mph. Water Temperature...75 degrees.

Waves: 1 foot or less. Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Max Temperature.....Around 78. Beach Winds.........East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Sunday 8/19, 03:39 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 74 °F

Updated: Sunday 8/19, 07:00 (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: Sunday 8/19, 03:39 (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: Sunday 8/19 at 10:10 AM

Air temperature: 73.8 °F

Wind Direction: E ( 80 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 9:00 CDT
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
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 Sunday, August 19, 2018:

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: Open. (8/10/2018)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (8/15/2018)

Bender Beach: Open. (8/17/2018)

Bradford Beach: Open. (8/19/2018)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (8/17/2018)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (8/10/2018)

McKinley Beach: Open. (8/18/2018)

South Shore Beach: Closed. (8/18/2018)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (7/17/2018)


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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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