X-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 26, 2021 1:55 PM

today’s weather forecast

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 5/26, 13:40 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)


Warnings and advisories

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

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Gale Watch

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

TONIGHT: North wind 10 to 15 knots veering northeast late in the evening, then rising to 15 to 20 knots after midnight becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Gusts up to 25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 4 to 6 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 5/26, 13:07 (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 5/26 at 01:40 PM

Air temperature: 76.1 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 280 deg true )

Wind Speed: 13 kts

Wind Gust: 17 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 05/26/21 12:00 PM CDT

Good - 35 AQI - Ozone

Good - 25 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 30 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Wed, 26 May 2021 11:45:04 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, May 26, 2021:

UV index: 8

Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.

(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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