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 6, 2021 1:20 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: Showers, mainly after 2am. Low around 43. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday: Showers before noon, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm. High near 51. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Updated: Thursday 5/6, 01:12 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

No Active Hazardous Weather Conditions issued by NWS 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

(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 after midnight, then showers likely early in the morning. Waves around 1 foot.

THURSDAY: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Rain showers in the morning. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Thursday 5/6, 01:06 (Source: NOAA Nearshore Forecast)

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: Thursday 5/6 at 12:50 AM

Air temperature: 46.6 °F

Wind Direction: SSW ( 210 deg true )

Wind Speed: 6 kts

Wind Gust: 8 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 05/06/21 12:00 AM CDT

Good - 26 AQI - Ozone

Good - 16 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 5 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:45:01 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Thursday, May 6, 2021:

UV index: 7

Protection against sun damage is needed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen SPF 30+ and wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical. 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 was funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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