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: Oct 7, 2022 6:28 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

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

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Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast


TODAY: North wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots in the afternoon. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of showers late in the morning. Waves 7 to 9 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet.

TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots backing west early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet early in the morning.

Updated: Friday 10/7, 05:05 (Source: NOAA Nearshore Forecast)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: East winds around 5 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

Waves: Around 1 foot.

Water temperature: In the lower 60s.

Updated: Friday 9/30, 16:52 (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: Friday 9/30, 16:52 (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: Friday 10/7 at 06:10 AM

Air temperature: 42.4 °F

Wind Direction: N ( 350 deg true )

Wind Speed: 15 kts

Wind Gust: 19 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee and South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 10/07/22 5:00 AM CDT

Good - 25 AQI - Ozone

Good - 5 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 3 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 07 Oct 2022 04:45:01 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for undetermined date:

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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