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: Nov 24, 2015 5:45 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Updated: Tuesday 11/24, 17:37 (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

Tonight: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 4 feet.

Wednesday: South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 knots from mid morning through the afternoon. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.

Updated: Tuesday 11/24, 15:34 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 47 °F

Updated: Tuesday 11/24, 12:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

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: Tuesday 11/24 at 05:10 PM

Air temperature: 41.9 °F

Wind Direction: SE ( 130 deg true )

Wind Speed: 6 kts

Wind Gust: 7 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 16:00 CST
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, November 24, 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.


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