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 25, 2014 9:29 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Updated: Saturday 10/25, 21:08 (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

Rest of tonight: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Sunday: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots backing southeast in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 foot.

Updated: Saturday 10/25, 21:08 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 51 °F

Updated: Saturday 10/25, 19:00 (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: Saturday 10/25 at 09:00 PM

Air temperature: 58.5 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 280 deg true )

Wind Speed: 10 kts

Wind Gust: 14 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 20:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, October 26, 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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