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: Oct 18, 2019 11:06 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 59. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Friday 10/18, 22:26 (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: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Saturday: South wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Updated: Friday 10/18, 21:05 (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: Friday 10/18 at 08:10 PM

Air temperature: 51.3 °F

Wind Direction: SSE ( 160 deg true )

Wind Speed: 12 kts

Wind Gust: 13 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 10/18/19 10:00 PM CDT

Good - 39 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 29 AQI - Ozone

Good - 10 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:45:07 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Saturday, October 19, 2019:

UV index: 3

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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