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 19, 2020 9:00 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Updated: Monday 10/19, 20:39 (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 5 to 10 knots rising to 10 to 15 knots late in the evening, then becoming north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Chance of rain in the evening. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tuesday: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots veering east with gusts to around 20 knots late in the afternoon. Cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon.

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

Air temperature: 38.8 °F

Wind Direction: NNW ( 340 deg true )

Wind Speed: 5 kts

Wind Gust: 6 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 10/19/20 8:00 PM CDT

Good - 45 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 19 AQI - Ozone

Good - 16 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 07:45:03 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Tuesday, October 20, 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.

(Source: wibeaches.us)

This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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