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: Jul 23, 2019 5:26 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Updated: Tuesday 7/23, 16:09 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

One product issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots easing to 5 knots late in the evening, then backing northwest after midnight rising to 5 to 10 knots early in the morning. Clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Wednesday: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots veering east late in the morning, then veering southeast early in the afternoon rising to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 7/23, 17:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north late in the morning, then shifting to the northeast early in the afternoon becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph late in the afternoon.

Waves: Less than 1 foot.

Updated: Tuesday 7/23, 03:11 (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: Tuesday 7/23, 03:11 (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 7/23 at 05:10 PM

Air temperature: 68.7 °F

Wind Direction: ENE ( 70 deg true )

Wind Speed: 4 kts

Wind Gust: 4 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 07/23/19 4:00 PM CDT

Good - 46 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 44 AQI - Ozone

Good - 15 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:45:07 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, July 23, 2019:

UV index: 7

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. (6/18/2019)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/17/2019)

Bender Beach: Open. (7/19/2019)

Bradford Beach: Open. (7/23/2019)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/19/2019)

Klode Park Beach: Caution. (7/23/2019)

McKinley Beach: Open. (7/23/2019)

South Shore Beach: Caution. (7/23/2019)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Caution. (7/23/2019)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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