I'd expect we'll see a touchy interface where crust + facet combinations exist beneath tonight/tomorrow's storm snow. This new snow should quickly turn to a wet loose problem on Friday afternoon or Saturday, running on these same crusts.
Thin clouds allowed in a bit of warmth from the sun, particularly around 2 PM. Generally overcast skies. The cloud deck dipped to ~9000' at times. No precipitation where we were. Wind was generally calm.
Middle Elevation NW-N-NE:
Overall snow depths were ~120-140 cm. 2-10 cm of recent snow sat on a crust at all elevations and aspects. Recent snow was noticeably faceted on steep shadier slopes. This could provide some touchy surfaces with new snow and wind. Crusts were thinner up high, but dry and generally supportable to skis. At around 7500' and below the crusts were thicker but also softer/edgeable on descent.
On a 8,500' NW-facing slope, both (12/11) and what appeared to be (1/27) were dry and unaffected by melt-water.
No avalanche problems were observed. Clouds inhibited wet avalanche issues. Wind drifted snow was isolated/thin. Dry loose may have been an issue on more consistently steep shaded slopes.
We avoided a thin, rocky, steep start zone in the alpine. Beyond that we felt comfortable in steep terrain.