It’s raining science in the office of Russ Schumacher, an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science who recently became Colorado state climatologist. In the role, he is a key statewide expert and spokesperson – and he can expect a flood of questions from news reporters and the public about the state’s unique weather and climate. Schumacher is editor of the American Meteorological Society’s Month- ly Weather Review. As state climatologist, he leads the Colorado Climate Center, the CSU-based office that provides climate monitoring and research for the benefit of scientists, educators, and the public. Schumacher succeeds Nolan Doesken, a widely respected expert who recently retired.