Okay then, I was sure there was a math error somewhere. However, it isn't the Great Red Splotch.
This is the video of the sea surface temp anom from January.
And this is the video of rhte surface temps, directly.
It did warm up, but now it is cooling. Anyway, I thought it was too dense and sharp, but these things happen.
However, I'm pretty sure there is something funny here. You can't have the oceans pumping up heat, and have the world temps dropping. I'm sure it's something to do with the ice extent, but I'm defeated and will not push this.
Whoops - I mean here, here.
Anyway, we shall see.