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 26, 2020 12:11 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Tuesday 5/26, 11:38 (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 today: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Patchy fog early in the afternoon. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through around midnight. Patchy fog through the night. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Tuesday 5/26, 11:06 (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: Tuesday 5/26 at 11:50 AM

Air temperature: 61.3 °F

Wind Direction: ESE ( 120 deg true )

Wind Speed: 12 kts

Wind Gust: 13 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 05/26/20 11:00 AM CDT

Good - 42 AQI - Ozone

Good - 25 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 10 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 26 May 2020 11:45:09 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, May 26, 2020:

UV index: 9

Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.

(Source: EPA EnviroFacts)

bacterial monitoring

All natural waters contain microorganisms and may at times contain microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal illness.

Atwater Park Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

Bay View Park Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

Bender Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

Bradford Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

Grant Park Beach: Caution. (5/22/2020)

Klode Park Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

McKinley Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

South Shore Beach: Season start. (5/4/2020)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Season start. (5/4/2020)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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