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: Mar 31, 2020 7:46 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Tuesday 3/31, 18:09 (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

Tonight: North wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight, then becoming north 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Cloudy. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Wednesday: North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the afternoon.

Updated: Tuesday 3/31, 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: Tuesday 3/31 at 05:50 PM

Air temperature: 36.7 °F

Wind Direction: N ( 10 deg true )

Wind Speed: 17 kts

Wind Gust: 18 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 03/31/20 7:00 PM CDT

Good - 28 AQI - Ozone

Good - 24 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 6 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:45:07 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, April 1, 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 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 is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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