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: Mar 2, 2015 6:29 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 4pm, then a chance of rain between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and sleet after 5pm. High near 35. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Updated: Monday 3/2, 18:08 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: South wind 5 to 10 knots rising to 15 to 20 knots. Snow likely early in the morning. Waves nearly calm.

Tuesday: South wind 15 to 25 knots veering southwest in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 knots. Light freezing rain...Snow and light sleet in the morning...Then light freezing rain likely...Chance of rain and light sleet likely in the afternoon. Waves nearly calm.

Updated: Monday 3/2, 14:44 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 33 °F

Updated: Monday 3/2, 12:00 (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: Monday 3/2 at 06:00 PM

Air temperature: 27.0 °F

Wind Direction: S ( 180 deg true )

Wind Speed: 9 kts

Wind Gust: 11 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 17:00 CST
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Monday, March 2, 2015:

UV index: 4

Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. 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

You can control this video camera at

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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