Snow Totals for NC/SC/VA and Analysis Jan 17 2018

This “Southern Slider” type of storm system left the Raleigh area with a hefty dumping of snow. Some of the foothills north of Charlotte around I-40 received upwards of 8″ to a foot. Hickory and Lenoir were likely included in the heavier totals. A strong Arctic front moved in from the west, and as it encountered slightly warmer air, slowed down. As a result, a wave of low pressure developed and pulled the colder air mass out to sea. A strong swath of snow fell from Charlotte to Raleigh and the VA state line in the process.


Here is from Raleigh NWS coverage area:

Raleigh, Charlotte, and along I-40

Here is the latest storm report information from the Raleigh, NC NWS:

For Virginia Totals, heaviest were along the NC/VA state line. Southwest of Richmond. Hampton Roads saw lighter amounts.

From the NWS in Wakefield (AKQ) VA:


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!