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 21, 2014 8:13 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 49. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Tuesday 10/21, 06:38 (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

Today: North wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

Tonight: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet early in the morning.

Updated: Tuesday 10/21, 03:04 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 51 °F

Updated: Tuesday 10/21, 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: Tuesday 10/21 at 07:45 AM

Air temperature: 46.2 °F

Wind Direction: NNW ( 330 deg true )

Wind Speed: 11 kts

Wind Gust: 15 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 7:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, October 21, 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.


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!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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