On Friday, we are saying farewell to one of our favorite people, meteorologist Mike Witcher.
After ten wonderful years in Knoxville, Mike has taken a job at Weather Nation in Denver. It's a 24-hour weather channel you can see locally on DirecTV.
Colorado is home for Mike, and his wife Janelle, so they are looking forward to raising their young son near their family, but they are sad to leave their Knoxville family behind.
We will miss Mike so much, as we know many of you will. But we wish him well!!
Check out the video above to hear from Mike himself about how much East Tennessee means to him.
And below, see how Mike's Ch. 10 family says goodbye:
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Meteorologist Mike Witcher is leaving us for Denver, but not without a heartfelt sendoff from his Ch 10 family!
Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
00:02 Well it's been like nine years working with the been
00:05 off phenomena -- brilliant in mid July. But the good thing
00:10 as I have this. So good luck with you and I'll
00:14 be fine like I really don't know what to say other
00:18 than I guess. Thank you. Thank you for being the consummate
00:23 professional. That you are four. Brightening up our warnings. And forgiving
00:30 -- let her with a smile and a laugh. And also
00:36 good -- You will be incredibly earnest. That -- that great
00:41 things are head and things. Mike butcher as a fellow Colorado
00:46 boy in ski bums you having in new joined in Denver
00:50 means one thing. We're gonna miss your body. Thank you for
00:58 all you've done for here at channel and then. I'm just
01:02 super excited for you and your bride that's my accidentally fifties
01:06 here. There and reading actors thinking back that's a lot on
01:10 his memories -- not -- -- the last decade include you.
01:14 From gaining only way I can and it's you and not
01:18 only has he meant so much to need it so much
01:20 that this community. Not -- and certain members being but I
01:25 think it's a great city. Now maybe I'll have the chance
01:28 to visit. -- you guys able to -- board and here's
01:34 -- we have an issue that goes without saying you're one
01:37 of the most positive. Brantley. Amazing man I've ever met and
01:42 it has been eight. Pleasure working with you I'm Mike this
01:45 is a health freak and I give him credit sports and
01:47 he he has tried to on get me into that so
01:50 one day. On air July 4 he -- me if Turkey
01:52 burger you know little leaner. But he didn't look at all
01:56 the way through and I got sick the rest of the
01:57 day. -- fireworks time in my family her and Michael never
02:02 get that could get a look in Denver. Mike everybody sees
02:08 the contributions that you make on air and we love you
02:11 so much. But it's the author stuff that I don't think
02:14 anybody really realizes how much time he spent in this community.
02:18 How sweet you are -- people our guests on the show
02:20 you truly are a class act. You -- like my brother
02:24 you are my sibling Mike -- and I have to say
02:27 I wanna thank you a very special thank you. All those
02:30 times that we've gotten. Inappropriately tickled on the air or are
02:35 we lost prompt her over there was some kind of something
02:38 going on. You can always just say now over to Mike
02:42 with the forecast. Mike -- This is definitely a bittersweet day
02:46 for small very happy for you are heading home took place
02:49 you love to family but. This has been your family for
02:53 almost the last two years and we're -- gonna miss you
02:56 and I've spent. Quite a few hours in this weather center
03:00 tracking storms -- never forget the night of April 27 2011
03:03 you're not on the air for some nine and a half
03:05 hours straight. You've been so valuable and huge asset to our
03:09 weather team to channel ten but most importantly to the entire
03:13 east Tennessee community. We're gonna miss your passion for all things
03:17 whether. You're definitely loyal and faithful to everything you do your
03:21 family. And we're different in a new issue here channel two
03:24 and we will see down the trauma for an -- --
03:27 -- Wishing you all the that. We wish you and --
03:31 kitchen. All that. We're gonna miss you buddy black yes. I
03:35 wish you the very best as you are. The very best
03:38 -- my friend.