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 4, 2015 7:18 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tonight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

Updated: Friday 9/4, 06:37 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

2 products issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

Dense Fog Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Today: North wind 5 to 10 knots veering east in the afternoon. Areas of dense fog this morning. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Areas of fog through around midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Friday 9/4, 06:27 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: North winds around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Waves: 1 foot or less.

Updated: Friday 9/4, 03:16 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 63 °F

Updated: Friday 9/4, 01:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

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: Friday 9/4, 03:16 (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: Friday 9/4 at 06:50 AM

Air temperature: 64.6 °F

Wind Direction: N ( 360 deg true )

Wind Speed: 6 kts

Wind Gust: 8 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 6:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, September 4, 2015:

UV index: 6

Protection against sun damage is needed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen SPF 30+ and wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical. 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: Open. (7/21/2015)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (9/2/2015)

Bender Beach: Caution. (8/11/2015)

Bradford Beach: Open. (9/1/2015)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (9/3/2015)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (7/21/2015)

McKinley Beach: Open. (9/1/2015)

South Shore Beach: Caution. (9/3/2015)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (8/21/2015)


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