I'm a little late getting in on this thread, but today's storm seems to be wimping out. The Water Vapor imagery shows little moisture content, so here in Baltimore we'll be lucky to get 4 inches when its all said and done.
I too have been mystified by this season's snow fall, "wasting" good snow on flatland areas, like southern Indiana and Ohio, Nantucket and the like. If it's called "the Strategic Air Command," then why can't they command the jet stream to behave better?
I too will be heading to SLC next week, so I hope that Murphy and the snow gods will bless the rest of you while I'm away.