Tuesday March 22th 
It began to sleet Sunday night and has continued to snow & sleet ever since but is quite cold tho’ not quite as cold as during the storm in Febr. The snow is quite deep & it still continues to sleet. It is the severest weather we have had this late in the season in a long time. I am afraid all the peaches will be killed & all the garden seeds. Buddy has been moved from Yadkin to Dobson Surry Co. Mr. Dye’s little daughter died Sunday night. Mrs. Martine has been quite ill but she is considered better. Ma was out there part of last week.
Source: Malinda Ray Diary, Anna Sutton Sherman Papers, North Carolina State Archives. See also David A. Ray Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill