May 26, 2005 at 9:26 PM CDT - Updated July 1 at 6:45 PM
May 26, 2005--Posted 5:00 pm CDT
Grubbs, AR--This May could be the driest on record ever inCraigheadCounty.The National Weather Service says the record for driest month was set in 1911 when they received .45 inches of rain.This month the official record has us receiving .22 inches of rain.
The dry conditions have made it tough on farmers already light in the pocket book.Local farmers say high oil prices and chemical costs have really hurt them.Now they have to prepare for a drought.
"It really is one of the worst years for us to have drought like conditions."
Farmers add what they need now is a long consistent rain to soak into these fields.