We spend a lot of time looking at what we call Range Height Indicator (RHI) scans, which are essentially vertical scans through the storm.
Here's one from today taken from our location just west of Daybreak through the mountains near the University of Utah. We see very high radar reflectivities where the radar intersects the mountains, but also deeper and stronger radar reflectivities near and over the mountains, which usually is correlated with a higher precipitation rate.
The color tables used in the DOW are designed for looking at intense midwest convection. The orographic precipitation we get in Utah is a bit more subtle. Hence, a bit of squinting is needed to pick out these features in the image above.