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: Nov 23, 2014 4:15 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Rain. Areas of fog after 7am. High near 50. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain. Low around 41. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Updated: Sunday 11/23, 04:08 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

Gale Watch

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Today: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Areas of fog until late afternoon. Patchy fog late in the afternoon. Chance of rain and patchy drizzle in the morning. Rain in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

Tonight: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight...Then veering southwest early in the morning. Rain. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet by early in the morning.

Updated: Sunday 11/23, 03:50 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 41 °F

Updated: Sunday 11/23, 00:00 (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: Sunday 11/23 at 03:45 AM

Air temperature: 49.3 °F

Wind Direction: SSW ( 210 deg true )

Wind Speed: 14 kts

Wind Gust: 18 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Data Not Available

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, November 23, 2014:

UV index: 1

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.


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!

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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