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: Sep 22, 2019 7:38 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Patchy fog before 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 15 mph.

Updated: Sunday 9/22, 19:13 (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

Tonight: West wind 10 to 15 knots veering northwest with gusts to around 20 knots after midnight, then rising to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Patchy fog in the evening. Showers likely in the evening, then chance of showers in the late evening and overnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Monday: West wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Partly sunny in the morning then clearing. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Sunday 9/22, 19:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: West winds around 10 mph becoming 5 to 10 mph early in the evening, then increasing to northwest 10 to 15 mph in the late evening and overnight.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Sunday 9/22, 17:08 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: A low risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.

Updated: Sunday 9/22, 17:08 (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.

No Recent Reports

Last checked: Sunday 9/22 at 07:38 PM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 09/22/19 6:00 PM CDT

Good - 28 AQI - Ozone

Good - 12 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 6 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 06:45:06 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, September 22, 2019:

UV index: 1

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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