We had a decent period of precipitation yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and some stronger showers in the area this morning, but overall this storm has been pretty unimpressive. The crest-level winds have remained stubbornly out of the southwest, and have become light this morning, neither of which is good for orographic snowfall in most of the Wasatch. Small scale snowbands within the larger storm also set up over the eastern Salt Lake Valley and the Oquirhhs overnight and this morning…in fact last night it looks like the Oquirhhs actually got more snow than the Wasatch. Oh well, we’ve still got some time left with the upper-level system over us, and winds should turn more northwesterly overnight, so this should help us get more out of the system before it departs on Thursday. Lake-effect also remains fairly likely for Wednesday night/Thursday morning, so hopefully our patience will be rewarded.
On Friday it looks like a fast-moving shortwave trough to our north may pass close enough to bring us some snow as well, but it likely won’t be more than a dusting.
Long Term: an upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over us on Saturday, so the weather should be great to be outside this weekend. The next storm is still looking like it will drop in early next week.