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: Jan 31, 2023 8:49 PM

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

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST WEDNESDAY

TONIGHT: West wind 10 to 15 knots rising to 15 to 20 knots late in the evening, then becoming west 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Gusts up to 25 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

WEDNESDAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots backing southwest 10 to 20 knots late in the morning, then becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon.

Updated: Tuesday 1/31, 19:05 (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: Tuesday 1/31 at 08:20 PM

Air temperature: 4.6 °F

Wind Direction: WSW ( 250 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 12 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality


Location: Milwaukee and South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 01/31/23 7:00 PM CST

Moderate - 57 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Moderate - 56 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 07:45:02 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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