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: May 27, 2017 11:57 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A slight chance of showers between midnight and 4am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after 4pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Updated: Saturday 5/27, 21:37 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

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

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Patchy fog early in the morning. Waves nearly calm.

Sunday: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots backing north in the late morning and early afternoon, then backing northwest late in the afternoon. Patchy fog through the day. Showers likely in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Saturday 5/27, 21:29 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Northwest winds 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Saturday 5/27, 19:10 (Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 54 °F

Updated: Saturday 5/27, 19:00 (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: Saturday 5/27, 19:10 (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: Saturday 5/27 at 11:40 PM

Air temperature: 58.1 °F

Wind Direction: S ( 190 deg true )

Wind Speed: 3 kts

Wind Gust: 3 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Data Not Available

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, May 28, 2017:

UV index: 4

Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. 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: Season start. (5/23/2017)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (5/26/2017)

Bender Beach: Open. (5/26/2017)

Bradford Beach: Season start. (5/23/2017)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (5/26/2017)

Klode Park Beach: Season start. (5/23/2017)

McKinley Beach: Season start. (5/23/2017)

South Shore Beach: Season start. (5/23/2017)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Season start. (5/23/2017)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

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