Much of the heart of this season has been a classic case of the "haves" and the "have-nots" with respect to natural snow across the country. This jet stream tells the story with a significant ridge in the west and dip in the east.
The ridge in the West has kept that region mild and dry for the most part, while the deep trough over the East is the latest in a series of systems that have dumped prodigious amounts of snow on the resorts of the Northeast in recent weeks.
Taking a look at the next nine days, notice the ridge in the West is flatter, as is the trough in the East. What does that mean in terms of the prospects for snow? Will more snow fall in the west? Or will the fantastic run of recent snowstorms run out of gas in the East?