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 23, 2014 2:32 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. East wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Updated: Wednesday 4/23, 13:41 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of today: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east and easing to 5 to 10 knots. Becoming partly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: East wind 5 to 10 knots veering southeast 5 to 15 knots. Slight chance of rain through around midnight...Then chance of rain after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 4/23, 09:40 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 39 °F

Updated: Tuesday 4/22, 07:00 (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 4/23 at 02:00 PM

Air temperature: 36.3 °F

Wind Direction: NE ( 50 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 9 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 13:00 CDT
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

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
  • 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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