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 22, 2019 7:22 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Isolated showers before 8am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 5/22, 07:09 (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: Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots veering south late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 knots. Isolated showers in the morning. Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 3 to 4 feet in the afternoon.

Tonight: South wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots late in the evening, then veering southwest after midnight becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through around midnight. Scattered showers through the night. Chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet early in the morning.

Updated: Wednesday 5/22, 05:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the Spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. It is normally issued twice daily during the beach season, which generally runs from late May to early September.

(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: Wednesday 5/22 at 07:10 AM

Air temperature: 44.1 °F

Wind Direction: ENE ( 60 deg true )

Wind Speed: 5 kts

Wind Gust: 5 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 05/22/19 6:00 AM CDT

Good - 31 AQI - Ozone

Good - 22 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 7 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:45:08 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, May 22, 2019:

UV index: 8

Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.

(Source: EPA SunWise)

bacterial monitoring

All natural waters contain microorganisms and may at times contain microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal illness.

Atwater Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Bay View Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Bender Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Bradford Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Grant Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Klode Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

McKinley Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

South Shore Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Season start. (5/20/2019)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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