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: Nov 29, 2021 5:42 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Updated: Thursday 10/21, 10:09 (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

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING

TODAY: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots late in the morning, then becoming south 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots early in the afternoon becoming 15 to 25 knots late in the afternoon. Chance of sprinkles late in the morning. Slight chance of rain early in the afternoon, then chance of rain late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to 5 feet in the afternoon.

TONIGHT: South wind 15 to 20 knots veering northwest early in the morning. Gusts up to 25 knots. Chance of sprinkles through around midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 3 to 4 feet in the late evening and overnight.

Updated: Monday 11/29, 05:06 (Source: NOAA Nearshore Forecast)

water and wave forecast

In the summer months, click for information.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

In the summer months, click for information.

(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 11/29 at 05:10 AM

Air temperature: 27.9 °F

Wind Direction: W ( 260 deg true )

Wind Speed: 3 kts

Wind Gust: 4 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee and South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 11/29/21 4:00 AM CST

Good - 33 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 12 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 04:45:01 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

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