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: Sep 21, 2017 12:20 PM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

Updated: Thursday 9/21, 10:38 (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: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Thursday 9/21, 11:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Thursday 9/21, 04:10 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 65 °F

Updated: Thursday 9/21, 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: Thursday 9/21, 04:10 (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: Thursday 9/21 at 11:50 AM

Air temperature: 73.6 °F

Wind Direction: E ( 90 deg true )

Wind Speed: 2 kts

Wind Gust: 2 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 11:00 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 Thursday, September 21, 2017:

UV index: 6

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
  • 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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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