I'll jokingly call this event Snomageddon because it may have produced the largest 24-hour snowfall this month based on a quick look at the Alta snowfall history. Thusfar, the largest 24-hour total reported on that site this month is 4.5", so we may have topped it depending on what they use for their 24-hour period.
So, we remain desperate, what are the prospects for the future? Let's start with Christmas Day. Unfortunately, there's no hope for a white Christmas in the Salt Lake Valley. You'll need to go to the mountains for holiday sledding or skiing. It will, however, be a beautiful day (other than some valley haze) as we'll be under the influence of a high amplitude ridge.
|GFS Forecast Valid 0500 MST Christmas Day|
|GFS forecast valid 1100 MST 27 Dec 2011|
|GFS forecast valid 1700 MST 28 Dec 2011|