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: Oct 23, 2017 12:45 AM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Rain likely, mainly between 1am and 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday: A chance of rain before 8am, then a slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Updated: Sunday 10/22, 23:37 (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: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Rain likely around midnight, then rain after midnight. Rain likely early in the morning. Patchy fog after midnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Monday: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots backing southwest in the late morning and early afternoon, then veering west late in the afternoon. Chance of rain in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Sunday 10/22, 23:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 58 °F

Updated: Sunday 10/22, 19:00 (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 10/23 at 12:20 AM

Air temperature: 50.9 °F

Wind Direction: NW ( 310 deg true )

Wind Speed: 4 kts

Wind Gust: 5 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Data Not Available

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Monday, October 23, 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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