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 27, 2015 6:13 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: A chance of freezing drizzle before 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Updated: Tuesday 1/27, 05:37 (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

Today: Northeast wind 5 to 15 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots late in the morning...Then becoming 5 to 15 knots early in the afternoon becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Patchy light freezing drizzle in the morning. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: North wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest late in the evening...Then becoming southwest after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 1/27, 03:16 (Source: NOAA NDBC)


Water temperature: 36 °F

Updated: Tuesday 1/27, 00:00 (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.

No Recent Reports

Last checked: Tuesday 1/27 at 06:13 AM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 5:00 CST
71
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, January 27, 2015:

UV index: 2

You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+.

In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.

(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.

(Source: wibeaches.us)

Bradford beach cam

You can control this video camera at LakefrontCam.com.

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!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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