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: Jul 6, 2020 9:44 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Updated: Monday 7/6, 21:12 (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 5 to 10 knots veering southwest early in the morning. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Tuesday: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots backing southeast early in the afternoon, then rising to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Monday 7/6, 21:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: East winds around 10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. .TUESDAY... Swim Risk*..................Low. Wave Height.................1 foot or less. UV Index**..................Very High. Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. High Temperature............In the upper 80s. Winds.......................West winds around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon.

Waves: Around 2 feet, subsiding to around 1 foot after midnight. Water Temperature...........In the lower 70s. Weather.....................Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low Temperature.............In the lower 70s. Winds.......................East winds around 10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. .TUESDAY... Swim Risk*..................Low. Wave Height.................1 foot or less.

Updated: Monday 7/6, 17:25 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: Large waves and dangerous currents are not expected, however dangerous currents may exist at any time near piers, breakwalls, and river outlets.

Updated: Monday 7/6, 17:25 (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: Monday 7/6 at 09:10 PM

Air temperature: 76.3 °F

Wind Direction: SSE ( 150 deg true )

Wind Speed: 5 kts

Wind Gust: 5 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 07/06/20 8:00 PM CDT

Moderate - 84 AQI - Ozone

Moderate - 53 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 15 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:45:09 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, July 7, 2020:

UV index: 10

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: Open. (6/2/2020)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (7/1/2020)

Bender Beach: Open. (7/6/2020)

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

Grant Park Beach: Open. (7/3/2020)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (6/2/2020)

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

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

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (6/2/2020)

(Source: wibeaches.us)

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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