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Efren Afante is an American journalist currently working as a Chief Meteorologist for WLTX TV since May 2015.
Efren Afante Biography
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.
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.”
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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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