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: Aug 9, 2020 11:15 AM

today’s weather forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 10 mph.

Updated: Sunday 8/9, 10:26 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Warnings and advisories

One product issued by NWS for: 7NM ENE West Milwaukee WI

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

(Source: NWS hazardous weather outlook)

today's nearshore forecast

Rest of today: South wind 10 to 15 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon.

Tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet in the late evening and overnight.

Updated: Sunday 8/9, 11:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

Beach winds: Southwest winds around 5 mph, increasing to south around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Waves: Around 1 foot, building to around 2 feet in the afternoon.

Updated: Sunday 8/9, 04:19 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

Swim hazard risk: LOW

LOW: Large waves and dangerous currents are not expected, however dangerous currents may exist at any time near piers, breakwalls, and river outlets.

Updated: Sunday 8/9, 04:19 (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: Sunday 8/9 at 10:50 AM

Air temperature: 74.5 °F

Wind Direction: ESE ( 120 deg true )

Wind Speed: 10 kts

Wind Gust: 11 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 08/09/20 10:00 AM CDT

Moderate - 54 AQI - Ozone

Good - 47 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 10 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:45:08 CDT

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Sunday, August 9, 2020:

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: Open. (8/7/2020)

Bay View Park Beach: Open. (8/5/2020)

Bender Beach: Open. (8/6/2020)

Bradford Beach: Open. (8/8/2020)

Grant Park Beach: Open. (8/7/2020)

Klode Park Beach: Open. (8/7/2020)

McKinley Beach: Closed. (8/6/2020)

South Shore Beach: Open. (8/6/2020)

Tietjen Beach / Doctors Park: Open. (8/7/2020)


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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