Storm-total snowfalls reported on the NWS web site for locations in the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys:
And in the Wasatch Mountain south of I-80:
Bottom line: There is remarkably little difference between the lowland and mountain snowfall in this case, as discussed in an earlier post. Even overnight, when I thought we'd see more orographic precipitation enhancement, there was little. This case provides a great example of why the use of a climatological precipitation-elevation relationship to downscale or redistribute coarse-resolution numerical guidance can be dangerous. At issue is whether or not one could reliably anticipate a similar event in the future.