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: Sep 25, 2020 8:49 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 76. South wind around 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Friday 9/25, 07:09 (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

Tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots veering southwest with gusts to around 20 knots early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Saturday: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to 20 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming south 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to 4 feet in the afternoon.

Updated: Friday 9/25, 19:07 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Waves: 2 to 4 feet.

Water temperature: In the lower 60s.

Updated: Friday 9/25, 16:42 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: MODERATE

MODERATE: Breaking waves and currents are expected. Stay away from dangerous areas like piers, breakwalls, and river outlets. Always have a flotation device with you in the water.

Updated: Friday 9/25, 16:42 (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 9/25 at 08:20 PM

Air temperature: 68.4 °F

Wind Direction: S ( 180 deg true )

Wind Speed: 5 kts

Wind Gust: 6 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 09/25/20 8:00 PM CDT

Moderate - 61 AQI - Ozone

Moderate - 61 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 29 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:45:10 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Saturday, September 26, 2020:

UV index: 5

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 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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