Grandpa Used to Say “I Smell Rain Moving In!” Could He? What is the Smell of Rain?
Watching the thunder and lighting last night reminded me of when people used to say they could smell rain coming. I wanted to know if that was a real thing or an old wives tale. I found this video from The Weather Channel that explains it. Turns out, there are a couple of distinct rain smells, one comes from bacteria on plants and the other from ozone created by lighting. Watch this for more.