GISS showed a small rise. TempLS mesh dropped slightly from 0.66C to 0.64C. TempLS grid also dropped, from 0.65C to 0.63C. Based on this, I would expect a small drop in NOAA and HADCRUT. But maybe not. Both satellite indices rose - RSS significantly, from 0.28C to 0.37C. Since the recent warming seems to be SST driven, this lag makes sense. Maps are below. TempLS is continually reported here.
Slightly O/T, but there has been a recent spike in February, according to the NCEP/NCAR index. It has now pulled back a bit.
Here is the GISS map:
Warm in Western N America, esp NW, cold in East (a common pattern lately). Warm in NE Europe and Siberia.
Here is the TempLS grid map:
It shows similar features, with more warmth in Mongolia, and a cooler spot in Africa.
And here is the similar TempLS mesh plot:
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