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 2, 2014 7:11 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Isolated showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1am and 4am, then showers likely after 4am. Low around 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Updated: Thursday 10/2, 06:38 (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

Today: South wind 10 to 15 knots. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the afternoon...Then showers and thunderstorms likely late in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late morning and afternoon.

Tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots rising to 15 to 20 knots late in the evening...Then easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Gusts up to 25 knots. Showers and thunderstorms through around midnight...Then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet early in the morning.

Updated: Thursday 10/2, 03:59 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 58 °F

Updated: Thursday 10/2, 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: Thursday 10/2 at 06:30 AM

Air temperature: 59.9 °F

Wind Direction: ESE ( 120 deg true )

Wind Speed: 6 kts

Wind Gust: 6 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 6:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Thursday, October 2, 2014:

UV index: 3

Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. 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
  • 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.


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