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When it's raining, here, I can hear the trains.

But not when the air is dry.

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i might have to steal, erm, borrow that first line, if that's okay

*scribbles down*
you may have.

*loff*
woo!
Same was true in our first apartment in California. We moved in there in August, so it was very confusing when the rains came and all of a sudden there was train noise.

Nonsequitor holiday fun

Re: Nonsequitor holiday fun

*snrk*
I've noticed that happening. Although I can hear the trains when it's foggy, too.
Oh, science fiction guys; sound travels faster, and probably better, through a denser medium... interesting that such a slight increase in density could produce audible results.. Can you hear the trains better when it is very cold? I dont have enough math to figure the density of supersaturated air, but i'm pretty sure that's the mechanism
I always figured the sound was reflecting off an inversion layer.

The pitch drops when it's wet out, too.
Seems we're both right, and there are additional factors:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/inter/help/weatherlore.htm#Q7

I've heard the expression "Whistle brings rain," but not that couplet.
Hmm. I've never noticed if I could hear them in cold weather. But then winters have been getting pretty wimpy around these parts. I'll have to see if that makes a difference.
I love the sound of the trains in the dark of the night
when the air is washed and rivletts form

You reminded me of this story from NPR this weekend: