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: Feb 24, 2020 8:40 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow before 10am, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 10am and 4pm, then a slight chance of snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Windy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Updated: Monday 2/24, 20:10 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

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Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Gale Watch

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 20 knots after midnight. Gusts up to 25 knots. Cloudy. Waves 3 to 4 feet building to 5 to 7 feet.

Tuesday: Northeast wind 15 to 25 knots backing north with gusts to around 35 knots in the afternoon. Chance of rain and snow. Waves 7 to 9 feet.

Updated: Monday 2/24, 19:06 (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: Monday 2/24 at 08:10 PM

Air temperature: 35.1 °F

Wind Direction: N ( 10 deg true )

Wind Speed: 15 kts

Wind Gust: 17 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 02/24/20 7:00 PM CST

Good - 37 AQI - Ozone

Good - 23 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 6 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:45:07 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, February 21, 2020:

UV index: 2

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 SunWise)

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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