As I write this a little after 4 pm Saturday, thw rain is pounding my window in SLC and the cold front just reached the Salt Lake Valley. Snow totals so far in the Wasatch have been disappointing, with the wettest areas getting only 3-4 inches of snow out of up to 0.75 inches of water. This poor snow/water ratio is likely due to a combination of wet snow due to high freezing levels and graupel. I could complain, but its November, and water on the ground is always a good thing, even if its dense.
Looking forward, by 6 pm Saturday snow levels should be at the valley floor. After the frontal band moves out precipitation will turn more showery in northwest flow. The Upper Cottonwoods should do well in the northwest flow through late tomorrow morning. I think the Upper Cottonwoods will wring another 8-16 inches out of the storm by noon tomorrow, with other areas receiving 5-10 inches. Lake effect is possible overnight as well, and my totals hedge a little toward some lake enhancement. This will bring the storm totals up to 12-20 in the Cottonwoods and 8-14 elsewhere. After minimal accumulations Sunday afternoon and night, another shortwave will drop in from the northwest during the day Monday. I expect 3-8 from that last gasp, with the Cottonwoods again getting the upper end amounts.
The long range is currently very depressing. Big ridge for the foreseeable future.