According to my NCEP/NCAR based index, February was globally pretty warm. Very warm indeed around the 12th, but a cool start and finish. The hotspot was Central Asia/Mongolia (daily eyeballing estimate). It ended up just a little cooler than October, which after May was warmest in 2014.
I'll have a TempLS surface report in a few days.
Update. Preliminary TempLS (7 mar) is very warm indeed. In fact, warmest month ever (since 1900). But Canada, Australia, China, India still to come. Very warm in Russia and N and E Europe. Cold in E US/Can.
Update 8 Mar. Canada, Australia, India are in. Canada was cold. TempLS has come back to 0.7, below warmest ever (March 2010 at 0.737°C). Still, since 2010 only Nov 2013 has been warmer, and only slightly. There is a little more data to come.