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NWS Milwaukee Tower Cam
tower cam images
Single Frame


This camera is mounted just over 30 feet off the ground, on the west side of our radar tower (see image linked below).  The looped images cover about 1 hour of time.  The standard view will default to a roughly west facing perspective.  There are times we may point the camera in a different direction to view interesting weather approaching.  Alternative views would likely run from south, to west, to north.  Any views in the eastern horizon are blocked by the tower itself, limiting their usefulness.  There may also be times that the looping images will jump around due to our scanning of the horizon while the images are being taken for the web display.  At night, the images will be black.  There is some night vision ability in low light situations, but it is limited.