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: Nov 15, 2019 5:34 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Updated: Friday 11/15, 05:10 (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

Today: West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon, then veering north late in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Waves around 1 foot.

Tonight: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots veering southeast early in the morning. Partly cloudy through around midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet after midnight.

Updated: Friday 11/15, 05:06 (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 11/15 at 01:20 AM

Air temperature: 24.3 °F

Wind Direction: WSW ( 250 deg true )

Wind Speed: 8 kts

Wind Gust: 10 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 11/15/19 5:00 AM CST

Moderate - 69 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 13 AQI - Ozone

Good - 24 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:30:06 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, November 15, 2019:

UV index: 2

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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