Weather Channel meteorologist leaving after 18 years at network

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Weather Channel on-camera meteorologist and storm specialist Mark Elliot is leaving the network after 18 years.

He’s headed to AT&T’s “growing” weather department and won’t be appearing on-air regularly, according to a thread on his Twitter account.

AT&T, like many large companies, runs back-office weather departments to aid its operations in a variety of ways, from predicting when and where repairs might spike due to high winds or ice taking out telecommunication lines to planning for installation projects.

Elliot is a graduate of Rutgers University with a dual major in meteorology and atmospheric science physics. He also has a master’s in earth and atmospheric sciences from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

He updated his handle to @MarkElliotWX to remove references to the Weather Channel and thanked his coworkers and viewers in his thread.