|Source: Alta Ski Area|
Much of the water and snow came with the frontal system – the same one that created a deluge at Rice-Eccles Stadium. If my math is right, Alta got about 0.92" of water and 9 inches of snow through 9 pm. After that, post-frontal snow showers added some additional low density snow.
Although there was some evidence of lake enhancement at times, a strong lake band never really got going. The dominant signature overnight was one of orographic snow showers, not only over the Wasatch, but also over the Bear River Range near Logan. This pattern continues this morning, as can be seen in the radar image below, although snowfall rates are tapering.
Another major storm would be a came changer. However, the NAEFS ensemble shows, after last night storms, just a couple of quick hitter small events over the next seven days.
Let's hope one of those storms comes through bigger than advertised or that in the aggregate, the inches add up.
A quick note that early snow can still pose an avalanche risk. See the PSA below from the UAC. A concern in the coming weeks, should we not continue to build a snowpack, would be that the snow facets, and we put new snow on top of it, leading to a monsters in the basemen scenario (just in time for Halloween).