WETM chief meteorologist Joe Pasquarelli is leaving the station and the television business. He signed off from the Elmira, N.Y. NBC affiliate this morning.

Pasquarelli, the WETM morning and noon meteorologist, has worked at the station for nine years. He is moving back closer to his family in Canandaigua, N.Y. Before joining WETM, he worked at WHAM in Rochester.

Watch WETM’s tribute to Pasquarelli after the jump. Read more