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 18, 2014 8:08 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Updated: Thursday 12/18, 19:38 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

No Active Hazardous Weather Conditions issued by NWS 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Friday: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots...Becoming west late in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Thursday 12/18, 15:46 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

Water temperature: 40 °F

Updated: Thursday 12/18, 18:00 (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: Thursday 12/18 at 07:30 PM

Air temperature: 28.4 °F

Wind Direction: NNW ( 340 deg true )

Wind Speed: 8 kts

Wind Gust: 9 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 19:00 CST
Health Message: None

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, December 19, 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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