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 3, 2021 5:18 PM

today’s weather forecast

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 37. North wind around 10 mph.

Updated: Wednesday 3/3, 16:28 (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. Partly cloudy through around midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to 4 feet in the late evening and overnight.

THURSDAY: North wind 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Updated: Wednesday 3/3, 17:07 (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 3/3 at 01:10 PM

Air temperature: 41.9 °F

Wind Direction: NNE ( 30 deg true )

Wind Speed: 10 kts

Wind Gust: 11 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Location: Milwaukee/South Ozaukee Counties, WI

Current Air Quality: 03/03/21 4:00 PM CST

Moderate - 52 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 41 AQI - Ozone

Good - 20 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 04:45:04 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Wednesday, March 3, 2021:

UV index: 3

Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. Reduce your exposure to the sun's most intense UV radiation by seeking shade during midday hours.

(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 was funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
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