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Efren Afante Biography

Efren Afante is an American Chief Meteorologist at WLTX, taking over the reins from the retiring Jim Gandy. He resumed assuming the role on June 1. Afante specialized in forecasting impacting weather from tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms.

Efren Afante Age

The exact information about his birthplace and birth date have not been surfaced in the media yet.

Efren Afante Wife

In contrast to his professional career. It was a great task to find out about his personal life and more importantly about his marital status. Additionally, there aren’t any rumors of his likely wife or girlfriend. However, he might be secretly married and living a happy life with his wife. Further, he has a well-built body with decent height and weight. However, the detailed information about his body measurements is not available in the media yet.

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Efren Afante Career

Afante’s background in meteorology is deep.  While getting his degree from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, he worked with the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s mobile radars.   His research experience includes lightning detection with University of Florida researchers, and a major tornado research project – VORTEX2.  He also assisted in analyzing data collected from various tornadic storms, hurricane deployments, and other projects at The National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

He transitioned from research to broadcasting in 2013, starting at WJTV, the CBS station in Jackson, Mississippi, where his knowledge was extremely important in covering rare winter snow and ice storm and the severe tornado outbreak in 2014.  In 2015, Afante joined WLTX as Morning Meteorologist and worked side by side with Jim Gandy during South Carolina’s severe storms that included Columbia’s historic flood of 2015, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Florence in 2018.

“Efren certainly has the meteorologist chops,” said Rich O’Dell, President and General Manager of WLTX.  “His vast knowledge of the science, his shared experience of major South Carolina weather events, plus his love for the people of the Midlands, makes him the perfect Chief Meteorologist for WLTX.”

Efren Afante Education

Received his degree from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, he worked with the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s mobile radars.

Efren Afante WLTX

He joined the WLTX Weather team in May 2015. He previously worked at the CBS affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi. Efren brings his experience of forecasting some of the most complex severe and winter weather in the country. That includes the two strongest tornadoes in May of 2013 in Oklahoma, the April 2014 tornado outbreak in the central U.S., the historic October 2015 South Carolina floods, to name a few. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma. While there he was an Undergraduate Research Assistant with the Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar (SMART-R) Program. Some of that research included The Verification Of Rotation of Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2) Project in 2010 and The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) Project in 2012. He has done extensive research while at OU analyzing hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms. and lightning detection.

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Efren Afante Named WLTX Chief Meteorologist

Afante has been a part of the WLTX weather team for four years.

Author: WLTX
Published: 5:47 PM EDT May 2, 2019
Updated: 6:23 PM EDT May 2, 2019

Columbia, S.C.  – Efren Afante has been named Chief Meteorologist at WLTX, taking over the reins from the retiring Jim Gandy.  Afante will assume the role on June 1.

“It has truly been an honor and privilege to work with South Carolina’s Weatherman, Jim Gandy, over the past several years,” said Afante.  “I pledge to continue in his tradition of serving our viewers with the most accurate weather information in The Midlands.”

Efren Afante’s background in meteorology is deep.  While getting his degree from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, he worked with the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s mobile radars.   His research experience includes lightning detection with University of Florida researchers, and a major tornado research project – VORTEX2.  He also assisted in analyzing data collected from various tornadic storms, hurricane deployments, and other projects at The National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Afante transitioned from research to broadcasting in 2013, starting at WJTV, the CBS station in Jackson, Mississippi, where his knowledge was extremely important in covering rare winter snow and ice storm and the severe tornado outbreak in 2014.  In 2015, Afante joined WLTX as Morning Meteorologist and worked side by side with Jim Gandy during South Carolina’s severe storms that included Columbia’s historic flood of 2015, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Florence in 2018.

“Efren certainly has the meteorologist chops,” said Rich O’Dell, President and General Manager of WLTX.  “His vast knowledge of the science, his shared experience of major South Carolina weather events, plus his love for the people of the Midlands, makes him the perfect Chief Meteorologist for WLTX.”