A huge spike in recent days, again breaking records. The warmth was in Arctic, Canada/Alaska, East US, a large swathe of Cenral Asia, E Siberia, and still the ENSO Pacific region. Cool in Mid and W USA, and mixed in Antarctica.
The UAH V6 TLT index rose from 0.54 °C to 0.83 °C. Big rises are expected at this stage of an El Nino. RSS rose even more from 0.663 to 0.974°C. As predicted, this was enough to totally extinguish the "Pause" in both satellite TLT records. Some say the Pause may come back, but it's unlikely. Here is the basic math. For RSS, the mean since 1997 (a pause period) is 0.257°C. This will change, but slowly. The trend rises in proportion to the excess over this for each new month, and drops if it is less. There are going to be several months with an excess near 0.5. To negate that accumulation requires a set of months undershooting 0.257 by similar amounts, or some other way of reaching the total. In recent years, months near or below 0 have been rare.
Update. Karsten also has similar surface results, with GFS rising from 0.655 to 0.817°C and NCEP/NCAR T62 from 0.653 to 0.819°C, with anomaly base 1981-2010.