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: https://nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#RAH/201801172059/201801182114/0100
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: