Area Beach Conditions

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)

breakwater gauge

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)

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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