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 5, 2016 10:40 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Updated: Thursday 5/5, 08:23 (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

Rest of today: North wind 10 to 15 knots veering northeast 5 to 15 knots early in the afternoon...Then becoming 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 3 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet late in the afternoon.

Tonight: Southeast wind 5 knots becoming southwest in the late evening and overnight. Mostly clear. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Thursday 5/5, 09:35 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the Spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 45 °F

Updated: Thursday 5/5, 07:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

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.

No Recent Reports

Last checked: Thursday 5/5 at 10:40 AM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 9:00 CDT
19
Good
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 Thursday, May 5, 2016:

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
  • 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.

(Source: wibeaches.us)

Bradford beach cam

You can control this video camera at LakefrontCam.com.

Visit the Milwaukee County Parks website for summer concerts and other events in your Parks!

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
umbrella surfboard