Can you smell snow?

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  1. Bret

    Bret Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone else imagine that you can smell snow...like when it is going to snow? I'm not trying to snow you.
     
  2. GoatsRus

    GoatsRus TMESIS

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    Nope, but I can smell when it's going to rain.
     

  3. dagwood

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    My broken but healed bones can predict weather changes a lot faster than my nose.....and more accurate than the local weather-guessers too! :p :p
     
  4. RedEarth

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    Can you describe the smell?
     
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    I can smell rain coming. I never "smelled" snow, but I always feel it. I haven't had any broken bones to gain this power either, lol. But it's different than when I know rain is coming :shrug: I'm more accurate then the weather guessers here too, but that isn't hard to beat.
     
  7. moonwolf

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    I can usually tell by wind direction change and cloud formations if it's going to snow immimently within a half day or so. No long term 'smell' to know it's going to snow, though. I watch cows to see what they are doing, too.
     
  8. diane

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    Yes, I think there is a smell before snow like there is before rain. It's almost like the smell of line dryed sheets, but less intense and more of a crisp smell IMO.
     
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    I don't know how to describe the smell but there definitely is one. It isn't as distinct as rain. It's just a wet, cold, clean smell in the wind.
     
  10. moonwolf

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    ....or open the freezer door when it's empty of food and take a quick whiff.
     
  11. Madame

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    I can smell it when it's near.
     
  12. comfortablynumb

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    i can smell snow on the way also..

    it smells like ozone to me.
     
  13. mayfair

    mayfair a yard full of chickens

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    I can smell snow, too.
     
  14. Beltane

    Beltane Enjoying Four Seasons

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    Absolutely! :dance:
     
  15. A'sta at Hofstead

    A'sta at Hofstead Turkey Wrangler

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    Oh yeah! I can smell it! Sometimes all the way from Mount Washington!
     
  16. moonwolf

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    ......and ozone smells like negative ions. :shrug:
     
  17. Denise K.

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    Yes I can. Can't describe it but I know.... not sure if it is a smell, changes in the barometric pressure or just what but I have leaned to trust the feeling.
     
  18. frogmammy

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    It seems to me the smell of coming snow occurs within the first 1/2" of the end of my nose..in the top portion..the smell is sharp and bright.

    Mon
     
  19. stirfamily

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    When we were first married DH always made fun of my "nose". But now he's learned to trust it. Yep, can smell both snow and rain.
    Karen in Indiana
     
  20. hisenthlay

    hisenthlay a.k.a. hyzenthlay

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    OMG, Yes!! LOL. I always say "it smells like snow" and my fiance says, no, that's just someone with a fire in their fireplace somewhere. But IT'S NOT! I KNOW what a woodfire smells like, and this is NOT the same thing!! We've had this debate for years, and I just figured he was right, because he usually turns out to be right (darn him!), but now I know other people can smell it too! THANKS!! :p :dance: