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: Oct 30, 2020 8:05 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 33. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 52. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Updated: Friday 10/30, 19:09 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

One product issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

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Gale Warning

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Tonight: East wind 5 knots becoming southeast late in the evening, then becoming south 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Saturday: South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then rising to up to 30 knots with gusts to around 35 knots late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 4 to 6 feet building to 5 to 7 feet.

Updated: Friday 10/30, 19:08 (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: Friday 10/30 at 07:40 PM

Air temperature: 36.5 °F

Wind Direction: ENE ( 60 deg true )

Wind Speed: 4 kts

Wind Gust: 6 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 10/30/20 6:00 PM CDT

Good - 34 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 30 AQI - Ozone

Good - 28 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 05:45:03 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Friday, October 30, 2020:

UV index: 3

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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