X-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 9, 2022 10:48 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Thursday 10/21, 10:09 (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 10 to 15 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet in the afternoon.

TONIGHT: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast late in the evening, then becoming west after midnight becoming west 5 to 10 knots early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 8/9, 09:05 (Source: NOAA Nearshore Forecast)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Waves: Up to 2 feet.

Water temperature: Around 70.

Updated: Tuesday 8/9, 06:58 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: Large waves and dangerous currents are not expected, however dangerous currents may exist at any time near piers, breakwalls, and river outlets.

Updated: Tuesday 8/9, 06:58 (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: Tuesday 8/9 at 10:10 AM

Air temperature: 63.1 °F

Wind Direction: NNE ( 30 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 10 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality


Location: Milwaukee and South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 08/09/22 9:00 AM CDT

Good - 21 AQI - Ozone

Good - 17 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 10 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 08:45:03 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, August 9, 2022:

not available

(Source: EPA EnviroFacts)

bacterial monitoring

All natural waters contain microorganisms and may at times contain microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal illness.

For information on bacterial monitoring, visit this interactive map.

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(Source: wibeaches.us)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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