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: Jul 30, 2016 5:38 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Saturday 7/30, 05:24 (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

Today: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Tonight: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 15 knots late in the evening...Then becoming 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet in the late evening and overnight.

Updated: Saturday 7/30, 02:57 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Waves: 2 to 3 feet.

Updated: Saturday 7/30, 03:05 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Water temperature: 69 °F

Updated: Saturday 7/30, 01:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: MODERATE

MODERATE: A moderate risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are likely along the shore. Only experienced swimmers should consider entering the water.

Updated: Saturday 7/30, 03:05 (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: Saturday 7/30 at 05:10 AM

Air temperature: 66.0 °F

Wind Direction: NNE ( 20 deg true )

Wind Speed: 3 kts

Wind Gust: 3 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 4:00 CDT
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Saturday, July 30, 2016:

UV index: 8

Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.

(Source: EPA SunWise)

bacterial monitoring

All natural waters contain microorganisms and may at times contain microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal illness.

Atwater Park Beach: Caution. (7/29/2016)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/27/2016)

Bender Beach: Open. (7/29/2016)

Bradford Beach: Open. (7/28/2016)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/29/2016)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (6/3/2016)

McKinley Beach: Closed. (7/29/2016)

South Shore Beach: Closed. (7/29/2016)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (6/3/2016)


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