You can call ahead to check conditions, but the recording is only updated once a week, I think. Right now it still says that (as of Jan 15) ice climbing is not permitted due to warm temps.
It was good of you not to climb. We don't want to make access a bigger issue than it already is.
The rangers rely on climbers for info on ice conditions, so pass along your observations to them, and when you do climb, definitely mark conditions on the sheet when you sign out.
I might head down there tomorrow and hike around. I'm expecting that it will be wet, but hopefully the falls will still be intact.