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: Apr 16, 2014 4:45 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Updated: Wednesday 4/16, 15:41 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: Southeast wind 15 to 25 knots. Slight chance of showers early in the morning. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

Thursday: South wind 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Partly sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 4/16, 15:41 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 37 °F

Updated: Wednesday 4/16, 13:00 (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: Wednesday 4/16 at 04:00 PM

Air temperature: 37.6 °F

Wind Direction: SE ( 130 deg true )

Wind Speed: 19 kts

Wind Gust: 21 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 15:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, April 16, 2014:

UV index: 5

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!

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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