SNAP BACK IN TIME – April 3, 1981 – A weather and safety report

Published 10:11 am Saturday, April 3, 2021

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SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. 

Friday, April 3, 1981


March was a dry month, with only 2.11 inches of rain in the Stanly area. It continued to make farmers concerned, as more than 11 inches of rain fell one year ago.

The average temperature for the month was 48.05 degrees. Over the last 20 years, well over half the March averages were above 50 degrees. The average high was 61.8 and average low 34.3.

The mercury dropped to freezing or below on 14 of the 31 days. The month concluded with an 84 degree Tuesday. The lowest recording during the month was 21 on March 17.


Collins & Aikman’s Yarn division plant in Norwood celebrated the fourth time that it had achieved 1 million work hours without a lost-time accident.

The reported average experience for North Carolina yarn mills such as Collins & Aikman was more than two disabling injuries per 100 employees.