The "Cloudman", Dr. John A. Day, is a
professor emeritis from Linfield College, in Oregon, USA,
who taught meteorology for over forty years and who has a
great passion for sharing the wonder of clouds. Now in his
nineties, he continues to write, teach, and inspire people
of all ages, around the world. His photography and writings
are found in international publications and museums, and
are used by artists, musicians, teachers, and many other
cloud lovers. Through the pages of this website, he shares
with you just a small part of his enthusiasm and his life.
On June 21, 2008, Cloudman peacefully passed
away at his home in McMinnville, Oregon. He was 95 years old
and working on his latest book, "The Peterson's Field Guide to
He was much beloved by family, friends, and
people around the world, some who never knew him personally.
A memorial service was held at Linfield College on June 29th,
2008 with over 300 people attending.He will be greatly missed,
but remembered by many as they "Look UP and SEE".
Oregonian tribute to his life.(pdf)
message to his family.