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I Smell Rain Coming

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    The Coming Storm...

    Here in Tucson we actually have a summer monsoon rainy season, and people who have lived here for any length of time can tell they smell if it's going to rain.
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Dec 24, 2011

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    Smell the Metal

    when it is going to rain here, i smell the iron in the air.  it smells so good.  though the last few rains we have had have smelled awful while and after the rain.  very disapointing.... grrrr
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F Aug 25, 2008

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    ....aahhhh

    I love so many scents and smells... I have a very keen sense of smell and love it (most of the time). Right before the rain comes here in Florida there is a smell... fresh, clean and wonderful... the smell of approaching rain. I love the rain and the smell is my signal that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2007

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    It Kind of Cool

    Me and my mom are always like "I think it is going to storm, I smell rain." I always thought it was something everyone could smell. I love the smell of rain before it comes. It one of the little things that not to many people pay attention too.
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F Aug 9, 2007

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    Oh,... It's - a - Commin'!

    It's going to rainthis whole weekend in Northern California! I love rain! It smells like the wet forest outside!
    readnwritewithwine readnwritewithwine 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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    Texture

    Depending on where I am, the smell of rain is different. But it's more a texture to the air, once I get used to the prevailing humidity of the locale, it's normally a matter of getting a deep sniff of a waft of air and feeling the different moistness of the air mass. When I...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F Jun 14, 2011

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    It Smells Like Rain

    sometimes when im outside i can smell the air & smell the rain. if you dont know how it smells then i feel so bad. as much as boring the rain can be its pretty cool cuz it washes everything away. & those of u who say that watewr has no smell you have no idea wat ur tlakin...
    youdontknowme54321 youdontknowme54321 16-17, F Aug 14, 2007

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    What Does It Smell Like?

    For me, rain in the near horizon smells like freshly cut lawn grass! I have noticed, as the years pass by, the smell isn't as strong, or perhaps it smells tainted with other odors. I don't know if my smeller is fading in ability, or the polluted air is the fault. What does it...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    Smells Good

    It is actually the ozone that we smell and what a nice smell it is.  When I tell people that it is going to rain, sometimes they look at me funny.  I guess they don't have a tuned in weather nose. 
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Rain Makes Me Happy

    I've noticed for a lot of people when it rains it puts them in a sort of somber mood, even up here where it rains quite often (Washington). For me it is different, I smell the freshness of the air just before it rains, and I light up, I love the smell, it is better than any...
    camarilla1 camarilla1 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    We were watching TV last night when the local weatherman broke in and warned about heavy rain, maybe some hail and we were under a tornado watch for the evening. When my wife's...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M a week ago

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    Today it's been raining like crazy. It started out slowly, but soon there was so much rain coming down you could hardly see in front of you. I loved the sound of rain and it helped...
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8

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    If you're under 18 ... I was working at a summer theater up in Holland, Michigan, and they would put us up in local houses to board. This particular season, I was staying in a...
    sttos sttos 56-60, M 30 mins ago

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    Rain all day today. It's scheduled to last all week and I couldn't be happier. I've got the next few days off from work, so I plan on curling up on the couch and relaxing, while...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I was so happy when I heard the rain. But then it stopped. I love the smell of rain. Everything smells so clean.
    gingerlymaid gingerlymaid 41-45, F 4 Responses May 12

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    Here in Wyoming, we have quite a lot of sagebrush. The aroma that it gives off is pleasant most of the time, though you really only get the smell of it as you walk through it on...
    wyolatex wyolatex 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I love the smell when rain hits asphalt. The damp concrete smell is like a drug that I could inhale all day. I wish they made a candle for it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 18

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    I love the sound of it. It's the most beautiful natural sound. It catches breath. It's so calming - I can sit and listen for hours. And the smell - it's something surreal. It's...
    ApacheKuruk ApacheKuruk 46-50, M May 13

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    Rain is one of the most beautiful things in life. Nothing seems wrong while it rains. This blog is full of comfortable and cozy intense sensations for that kind of person who...
    muslimboy123 muslimboy123 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I ruined my homecoming dress my freshman yr bc my friends and I went out into the parking lot and danced in the rain
    tkhsbandgeek2017 tkhsbandgeek2017 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I love going out and just standing in the rain like an idiot just for the smell so clean and pure its amazing
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 5 Responses May 4

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    The fresh green smell and the sound of rain just puts me to sleep
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    OMGOODNESS what a pleasant surprise! It is raining! !!! I love the sound, love the smell! I will just lie here and enjoy!!! GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
    gingerlymaid gingerlymaid 41-45, F 22 Responses May 17

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    yeah the smell of wet soil makes me alive and I love having a shower in the rain!! hehe
    AnnaNicoleson AnnaNicoleson 16-17, F 1 Response May 20

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    Its raining right now. It smells great. Too bad I have to go to work. I wish I could just sit on the porch and enjoy it a little longer. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    As in laying in bed thinking of all the good and bad that I've done in my life. Setting goals so that I may one day be a "success" in today's world. When I feel a light cool breeze...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 7

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    How amazing it is! The moment when the rain drops hit the ground, a fresh earthy fragrance rises. What is it made of? Science would give all the answers, but i'd rather imagine it...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Well it's a rainy night. I wonder if the sun will ever shine again. Time to think. Too much on my mind. I can't sleep. I wish the rain would just wash me away. To be like that...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 3 Responses May 21

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    Everyone here is so tired of the rain but I love it. I love it when it mists. I love it when it pours. I like splashing in puddles as I walk. I love the smell of the asphalt after...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F 1 Response May 22

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    After going to see Pitch Perfect 2 this evening with one of my old friends, we walked outside and it was raining. It is also still very warm and it was that kind of rain with large...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response May 24

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    Simply put, I love the rain. The smell it emanates of the grass in the morning dew. The way it pitters and patters down upon my roof comfortingly. The way it tickles my cheeks as...
    thebasedgod05 thebasedgod05 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    finally it's raining in California...! just a little but it's wet! loving this storm. makes me wanna go sit by a camp fire and do some catfishing..
    redneckgal84 redneckgal84 31-35, F 4 Responses May 7

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    I honestly wish it could rain and thunder through almost everyday
    PancakePileUp PancakePileUp 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Fresh cut grass and the smell of rain.
    1946sunrise 1946sunrise 66-70 5 days ago

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    I laid on my living room floor today, staring out the window for 15 mins for the puffy grey sky to start pouring. I was up and out the door in a second as soon as I heard the...
    Godlevel Godlevel 16-17 15 hrs ago

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    Coming back from work,gray buildings and boring concrete.Slowing down to turn,park is near,favorite part.Some construction going on can't come come,standing bear grass,seems to...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    its raining real hard right now with lightning all ready have about one 12 inches and more coming.
    hotlicker68 hotlicker68 56-60, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I played Golf in most of high school so you know that we play in any weather that's not dangerous or extreme including a torrential downpour. This is where I got into the whole...
    GoldenCJ GoldenCJ 18-21, M May 17

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    ...but, sadly, tonight it stopped before I could get into bed. More than the sound, I like the smell of it, the effect it has to cleanse the air (esp. when I'm in an more urban...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M 1 Response May 10

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    I woke up to the sound of the rain in my window pane. There is something about the rain that makes me emotional. Maybe because it's related to tears or even beyond that. :-( On...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I went out this morning not expecting rain although it was cloudy. The rain was light and the breeze was light, so I sat on the porch to read. Then the rain got heavier and I...
    funkelly funkelly 51-55, M May 4

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    I hated rain all my life, for a reason I don't know. I never felt anything good about it until you came into my life. I had you to hold my hands and walk on. I have never felt...
    DoctorDream DoctorDream 18-21 6 Responses May 20

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