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: Aug 25, 2019 3:16 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind around 15 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Updated: Sunday 8/25, 13:30 (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

Through early evening: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Tonight: East wind 10 to 15 knots veering southeast with gusts to around 20 knots late in the evening, then becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots after midnight becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of showers early in the morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 4 feet in the late evening and overnight.

Updated: Sunday 8/25, 15:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming around 10 mph late in the afternoon.

Waves: 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the afternoon.

Updated: Sunday 8/25, 03:16 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: MODERATE

MODERATE: A moderate risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are likely along the shore. Only experienced swimmers should consider entering the water.

Updated: Sunday 8/25, 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.

No Recent Reports

Last checked: Sunday 8/25 at 03:16 PM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 08/25/19 2:00 PM CDT

Good - 33 AQI - Ozone

Good - 20 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 8 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:15:07 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, August 25, 2019:

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. (6/18/2019)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (8/21/2019)

Bender Beach: Caution. (8/23/2019)

Bradford Beach: Open. (8/10/2019)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (8/21/2019)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (7/26/2019)

McKinley Beach: Open. (8/20/2019)

South Shore Beach: Open. (8/25/2019)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (7/26/2019)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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