TempLS mesh posted another substantial rise in February, from 0.737°C to 0.843°C. This follows the earlier very similar rise of 0.09°C in the NCEP/NCAR index, and smaller rises in the satellite indices. Exceeding January, February was record warm by any pre-Nino16 standards.It was warmer (in anomaly) than any month before October 2015.
TempLS grid also rose by 0.11°C. The breakdown plot showed the main contributions from Siberia and N America, with Arctic also warm.
The map shows those features, and also cold in the Middle East.