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: May 27, 2015 2:16 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: High near 76.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers, mainly between 3am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 59. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Updated: Wednesday 5/27, 01:37 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Areas of fog. Slight chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet early in the morning.

Wednesday: West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Tuesday 5/26, 21:36 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 46 °F

Updated: Wednesday 5/27, 01:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

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: Wednesday 5/27 at 01:45 AM

Air temperature: 65.3 °F

Wind Direction: SW ( 220 deg true )

Wind Speed: 12 kts

Wind Gust: 15 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Data Not Available

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

UV index: 7

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: Start of the new season. (5/20/2015)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (5/22/2015)

Bender Beach: Start of the new season. (5/20/2015)

Bradford Beach: Open. (5/26/2015)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (5/26/2015)

Klode Park Beach: Start of the new season. (5/20/2015)

McKinley Beach: Open. (5/26/2015)

South Shore Beach: Open. (5/26/2015)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Start of the new season. (5/20/2015)


Bradford beach cam

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Visit the BradfordBeachJam website to find out about upcoming events at Bradford Beach.

Visit the Milwaukee County Parks website for summer concerts and other events in your Parks!

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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