WTF Fun Fact – Smell Incoming Rain

People with very sensitive noses are capable of smelling when it’s about to rain due to atmospheric chemicals reacting and creating ozone, which has a pungent, sweet smell. The thunderstorm’s downdrafts carry it from higher altitudes to nose level. WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/storm-scents-smell-rain/

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3 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Smell Incoming Rain”

  1. The yummy smell you get during the storm is concrete releasing its build up. But the ozone is amazing. Its so sweet and I always tell my wife a storm is coming.

  2. I destroyed my nose years back and had surgery on it. Odd thing after I could smell much better after. The smell of thunder storm is the most wonderful thing ever!

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