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: Dec 9, 2019 2:58 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Scattered rain showers before 4pm, then periods of snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 4pm and 5pm, then snow showers likely after 5pm. High near 45. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Updated: Monday 12/9, 14:26 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

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Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of today: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming west 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the afternoon. Isolated showers early in the afternoon, then numerous snow showers with possible freezing rain and showers likely late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: West wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 35 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots in the late evening and early morning, then backing west early in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Updated: Monday 12/9, 13:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the Spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. It is normally issued twice daily during the beach season, which generally runs from late May to early September.

(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: Monday 12/9 at 02:58 PM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 12/09/19 1:00 PM CST

Moderate - 61 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 4 AQI - Ozone

Good - 17 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:45:07 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Monday, December 9, 2019:

UV index: 0

You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+.

In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.

(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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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