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John Bolaris tweets that he's leaving Twitter

Former Philly weatherman John Bolaris announced in a tweet on Friday that he's leaving Twitter.

In an email Friday, Bolaris explained: "I'm in the process of totally redefining my career, and I need a clear runway ahead. Although I certainly enjoyed tweeting my opinions , thoughts & of course weather, but I also come to the realization that at times my strong, emotional tweets do more damage than they do good, and some of my tweets were simply knee jerk reactions of hurtful emotions & serve zero purpose.

"I made a promise to myself for 2017 to be very focused as I continue to go full steam ahead with my real estate career & make sure that I set a good example for my daughter. Social media wise I will communicate through Facebook which will be 100% positive."

He's had his share of infamous headlines.