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: Nov 20, 2017 5:17 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Updated: Monday 11/20, 04:38 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Today: Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to 4 feet in the late morning and afternoon.

Tonight: Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Gusts up to 35 knots. Partly cloudy through around midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Updated: Monday 11/20, 05:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 48 °F

Updated: Monday 11/20, 00:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. The National Weather Service Beach Hazard Program will return in the spring.

(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: Monday 11/20 at 04:50 AM

Air temperature: 33.6 °F

Wind Direction: WSW ( 240 deg true )

Wind Speed: 14 kts

Wind Gust: 16 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 4:00 CST
20
Good
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 Monday, November 20, 2017:

UV index: 2

You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+.

In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.

(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.

(Source: wibeaches.us)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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