today's nearshore forecast
Tonight: Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots veering west after midnight, then easing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet early in the morning.
Thursday: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots late in the morning, then backing southwest early in the afternoon backing south late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.
Updated: Wednesday 10/18, 19:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)
water and wave forecast
The beach winds and waves forecast will resume in the spring.
(Source: NWS Surfcast)
Water temperature: 58 °F
Updated: Wednesday 10/18, 19:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)
Located on the McKinley breakwater.
Conditions on: Wednesday 10/18 at 08:10 PM
Air temperature: 65.3 °F
Wind Direction: SW ( 220 deg true )
Wind Speed: 14 kts
Wind Gust: 15 kts
(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)
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.
|Swim Hazard Risk Level|
|A low risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.|
|A moderate risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are likely along the shore. Only experienced swimmers should consider entering the water.|
|A high risk of swimming hazards imply dangerous waves and currents are expected along the shore. Swimming conditions may be life threatening to anyone entering the water.|