late news, but I've already posted twice on February temp. This is the regular post comparing GISS with TempLS.
GISS rose from 0.75°C in Jan to 0.79°C as predicted by Olof and JCH. TempLS also rose by a small amount. Troposphere measures showed a small decline.
Here is the GISS map. As with TempLS, very strong features - Russia and N Europe warm, East N America cold, and the West warm. Also a warm spot in Sudan - I had thought it might be a TempLS artefact.
And here is the corresponding TempLS map, as on St Patrick's Day:
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