While a couple of inches in the last day or so is the most we've gotten -- by FAR -- this past Fall and Winter, it does not come anywhere near the all-time record for most snowfall in a 24 hour period in Yakima.
Brace yourselves, Washingtonians, for a late winter storm that has begun across the region and will continue through the weekend. Ironically, it is Western Washington and not as much Eastern Washington. which will bear the largest snowfall and therefore interruption to normal life.
Washington, and the entire Pacific Northwest in general, can experience harsh winters with the best (worst?) of any other region in the U.S. The folks at ThrillList.com decided to rank all 50 states from best to worst.