Area Beach Conditions

today's nearshore forecast

Today: Northwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then becoming 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots late in the afternoon. Chance of flurries in the morning. Freezing spray in the morning. Waves 6 to 8 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet.

Tonight: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots late in the evening, then backing west after midnight backing southwest 5 to 15 knots early in the morning. Chance of snow after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet early in the morning.

Updated: Tuesday 12/12, 07:05 (Source: NOAA NDBC)

water and wave forecast

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

(Source: NWS Surfcast)


Water temperature: 44 °F

Updated: Tuesday 12/12, 06:00 (Source: GLOS Nowcast 3D)

breakwater gauge

Located on the McKinley breakwater.

Conditions on: Tuesday 12/12 at 07:10 AM

Air temperature: 18.7 °F

Wind Direction: NW ( 310 deg true )

Wind Speed: 14 kts

Wind Gust: 17 kts

(Source: NDBC Stn: MLWW3)

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)

Swim Risk Potential - Southeastern Wisconsin

Swim Risk Potential – Southeastern Wisconsin

 

Swim Hazard Risk Level
Low Risk
A low risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.
Moderate Risk
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.
High Risk
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.

 

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