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: May 24, 2019 1:58 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Updated: Friday 5/24, 01:26 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

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

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of tonight: North wind 5 knots rising to 5 to 10 knots early in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Waves nearly calm.

Friday: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon, then easing to 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Rain showers likely in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Friday night: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots rising to 10 to 15 knots late in the evening, then veering south after midnight veering southwest early in the morning. Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet after midnight.

Updated: Friday 5/24, 01:06 (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.

Conditions on: Thursday 5/23 at 07:20 PM

Air temperature: 70.7 °F

Wind Direction: NW ( 310 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 11 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 05/24/19 1:00 AM CDT

Good - 33 AQI - Ozone

Good - 16 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 8 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 24 May 2019 01:45:07 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, May 24, 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: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Bay View Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Bender Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Bradford Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Grant Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Klode Park Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

McKinley Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

South Shore Beach: Season start. (5/20/2019)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Season start. (5/20/2019)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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