This type of unique pattern of lows dropping in from the N/NW off the coast with N/NE Arctic winds and a foot plus of progged snowfall reminds me a whole lot of Dec 2008. Lord in heaven the snow was unbelievably deep then due to the retrograde of the lows after it dove down and stalled for a couple days. Spokane got the literal sweet spot for massive snowfall. Not every run do you see the east side getting as much snow as the pass! The beauty of this pattern is that everyone has potential to receive significant snow depending on the setup. Man with how mild this winter started...I seriously thought global warming and El Niño we’re giving a preview of mild future non-winters....guess it’s best to not get too convinced of anything hehe. Solar minimums, the last two that I’ve been a watcher of weather and a met....have all been quite snowy - not just for the inland NW but for everyone - which makes winter wildly more fascinating for model riding (and skiing!).