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 24, 2020 5:57 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 11am. High near 43. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Updated: Tuesday 11/24, 05:10 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

2 products issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

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Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Today: South wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the afternoon. Rain through the day. Snow late in the morning. Waves 3 to 4 feet building to 4 to 6 feet.

Tonight: South wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the evening, then easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight easing to 5 to 10 knots early in the morning. Rain through the night. Patchy fog after midnight. Waves 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet late in the evening, then subsiding to 3 to 4 feet after midnight.

Updated: Tuesday 11/24, 05:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The National Weather Service beach winds and wave height forecast will resume in the spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

The National Weather Service rip current risk forecast will resume in the spring.

(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 11/24 at 05:40 AM

Air temperature: 40.8 °F

Wind Direction: SSE ( 150 deg true )

Wind Speed: 11 kts

Wind Gust: 13 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 11/24/20 4:00 AM CST

Good - 48 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 28 AQI - Ozone

Good - 11 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 04:45:03 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, November 24, 2020:

UV index: 0

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 EnviroFacts)

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)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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