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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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    For those who don't know the smell of rain is called ozone it happens when lightning splits the oxygen and nitrogen molecules in the atmosphere and they recombine into nitric oxide...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love to be outside before a storm. I love the rain and the smell of rain before it rains. I love the wind blowing on my face. It feels so good outside right now! I am going to...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Apr 9

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    It has been raining here for few hours and it smells so awesome!!! ^__^
    MrImperfect MrImperfect 16-17, M Apr 6

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    the smell of rain reminds of a time when life was not this hard.....
    javee76 javee76 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I love rains coz it gives me such romantic ambience. The smell of drops of water, the sound of it... Makes me wanna cuddle
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Clean.. Fresh.. Air and you.. Bubblegum.. Armani aftershave.. And me.. That's the reasons.. Why.. I like the smell when it rains..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 3 Responses Apr 15

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    its raining. that soft gentle spring rain. I love the smell. it is so earthy and clean. soft little pitter patters on the ground, its like a whisper. you can almost taste the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I like the crisp and clear air after it rains though I hate rainy days.
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Rainy days are the best ones. I love to lay in my bed near the window and watch the rain falls.
    iwillsavethenature iwillsavethenature 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    I remember the bright summer day, when I went to a friend house who had a five week old litter of kittens. My friend suggested I take one, and I felt the strangest pull inside me...
    4gotwhereIwas 4gotwhereIwas 26-30 Apr 10

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    The kids and I slept in a bit this morning. It's been drizzling all morning. Now it's raining heavy and thundering. I opened up all the windows to hear and smell the rain. Perfect...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 16

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    That smell is the best and it opens up my senses and lets me smell Earth.
    moonskull moonskull 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I'm back where I belong, yeah I never felt so strong I feel like there's nothing that I can't try If you ever lost a life before This one's for you I'll be home soon...
    meetmeinthepouringrain meetmeinthepouringrain 22-25, M Apr 13

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    Today it finally rained in Santa Barbra..longggg overdue I was happy until I had to workout in it. (Don't ask )lol and my hair got all wet :/ but it smelled great!!
    lexylou4 lexylou4 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Not to mention I love the smells after raining too! So thereupathic
    IvyNsrdn IvyNsrdn 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    Ahhhh the smell of rain before a storm, the low rumble of thunder.....magnificent!! Sitting on my porch taking it all in, breathing in the aroma and feeling the cool wind on my...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F Apr 15

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    I love the quiet before the storm. I love the sound and smell of the rain.
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 16

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    today it's fresh air blows through my Windows,smelling so good I can close my eyes and relax clear my mind and listen to the rain drops,there's music in drops.
    44Tonyah 44Tonyah 41-45, F Apr 17

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    It's been pouring on and off all day. The sound brings me peace and the smell calms my raging mind. If only he was here too
    qtrican80 qtrican80 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My friend and I were giving each other a hug and when we pulled away (why do most guys hug so fast? XD), he said that my hair smells like flowers. ^.^ Earlier another friend...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today Afternoon..Sky become dark, cloud fully occupied sky and now cold wind start. Yes..A Big rain is coming. Wow..today will be romantic night.
    BenJimmy BenJimmy 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    My pregnant sister-in-law was thrown a baby shower by her husband's family two weeks ago, SO HER family (my tacky in-laws) decided to throw her one today to save face. Even though...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Have you noticed that there are fewer and fewer rainbows every year? I remember growing up and seeing a rainbow ever so often especially during or after a rain shower while the sun...
    cosmiccitizen cosmiccitizen 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My grandmother on my mothers side used TCP antiseptic cream .. Now when I use this after one of my 'accident prone' episodes memories flood back of my grandmother.. My grandfather...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I like rainy days. When you see the clouds gathering, it's like a present you're going to get.. something is about to happen and you're just excited for it. That and it's so hard...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    You know what's totally underrated? Walking barefoot in the rain. I get if you live somewhere that's super cold when it rains, it might not be the best experience. But I live in...
    sweetprofanity sweetprofanity 26-30, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Whoever said happiness comes with sunshine has never danced in the rain." Unknown Some of my best times have been in the rain...a kiss, a dance...a slosh through puddles...being...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I was a rare kid who didn't hate the smell of cigarette smoke. My mom smoked around me all the time and it just seemed normal to me, it's all I knew. When I was 12 years old I...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 Apr 8

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    I can't remember how old I was exactly, but I remember telling my mom her bed that I think I liked girls and she was totally fine with it, as well as my family, I cannot speak for...
    lostndelirious lostndelirious 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    We do it a lot during my childhood days.. in the road waiting for the cars to pass by.. when there's none, we jumped our hearts out dancing.. And when there's one coming, we will...
    LiarOne LiarOne 22-25, F Apr 8

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    Well, it may not be a thunderstorm, but it has been raining here for about 30 minutes. I think it has slowed to a drizzle. Since the rain began, I have gotten very little work done...
    LvChris LvChris 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    It rained the entire night and the temperature was warm enough to sleep with the windows open but cool enough to where I still wanted to be wrapped up in a blanket. Nothing better...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M Mar 27

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