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: Jan 27, 2020 5:44 AM

today’s weather forecast

Overnight: A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday: A chance of flurries before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Monday 1/27, 05:27 (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

Today: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Chance of flurries in the morning. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of light freezing drizzle and snow after midnight. Waves around 1 foot.

Updated: Monday 1/27, 05:06 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the Spring.

(Source: NWS Surfcast)

swim hazard risk

A current recreational beach forecast is not available. It is normally issued twice daily during the beach season, which generally runs from late May to early September.

(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.

No Recent Reports

Last checked: Monday 1/27 at 05:44 AM

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

today's air quality

Current Air Quality: 01/27/20 5:00 AM CST

Good - 50 AQI - Particle Pollution (2.5 µm)

Good - 19 AQI - Ozone

Good - 11 AQI - Particle Pollution (10 µm)

Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Last Update: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:30:06 CST

(Source: EPA AIRNow)

uv index forecast

for Monday, January 27, 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 SunWise)

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.


This project is funded by:

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Sea Grant Natural Resources Research Institute
umbrella surfboard