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: Apr 14, 2021 6:04 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 45. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 4/14, 05:26 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

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

Small Craft Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast


TODAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots veering northwest late in the afternoon. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots backing west late in the evening, then becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots early in the morning. Slight chance of showers through around midnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 4/14, 05:06 (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: Wednesday 4/14 at 05:40 AM

Air temperature: 35.6 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 260 deg true )

Wind Speed: 4 kts

Wind Gust: 5 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 04/14/21 5:00 AM CDT

Good - 26 AQI - Ozone

Good - 23 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 12 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:45:03 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, April 14, 2021:

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 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.


This project was funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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