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Veteran weathercaster John Gerard puts significant announcement on Facebook

Even for well-traveled weatherman John Gerard, his exit from WFOR-CBS4 is a tad sudden.

Gerard, 58, posted his goodbyes on his Facebook page Tuesday night after a total 20 years on three of the four main local stations, and it doesn’t appear he has any plans for the immediate future.

Gerard, who lives in Hollywood, stopped writing his weather posts on social media July 12.

Then yesterday, this appeared: “For those of you who were wondering, I resigned from my position at CBS4. Totally my decision & I thank WFOR for the opportunity they offered me. Thanks for all of your support over the years, wherever I wind up I’m taking y’all with me. Carpe diem & God bless you.”

Gerard isn’t returning calls and emails for comment.

The forecaster returned to Miami in June 2014 to take the weekend weather gig at the CBS-owned station.

According to his bio, he was lured by WFOR after a four-year stint as chief meteorologist at the San Antonio NBC affiliate.

Through the 1990s and 2000s, Gerard spent nearly two decades in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market, at WPLG-Channel 10 for 11 years then at WTVJ-Channel 6 for six years.

Within hours of Gerard’s posting, more than 250 viewers had wished him well, including one who wrote: “You’re a natural so you’ll be great wherever life takes you.”

CBS4 News Director Liz Roldan didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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