Snowfall enhancement on the benches was well anticipated by the National Weather Service. Note in the area forecast discussion below, they comment on the possibility that higher accumulations will occur at low-to-mid canyon vs. near the ridgetop.
|Source: Utah Avalanche Center|
Snow will continue today, but will become more showery after noon. To add insult to injury, there is a surge of cold air from Wyoming that is evident in the lower to panels of the NAM forecast below (valid 0600 UTC/2300 MST this evening). This raises the possibility of cold, easterly, canyon winds tonight and tomorrow morning. Tough to say at this time if they will be localized or widespread.