GISS is up from 0.85°C in July to 0.98°C in August. This compares with a larger rise of 0.21° in TempLS (but GISS rose in July when TempLS dropped slightly, so over two months, about the same), and is much more than the small rise in the NCEP/NCAR index. It is also the warmest August in the record (next was 0.79°C in 2011).
I'll show the map comparisons below the fold. The updated comparison plots with 1998 are here
Here is the GISS map for the month
The Moyhu spherical harmonics map is here: