The GISS land/sea monthly anomaly rose from 0.61°C September to 0.69°C in October. This came out just as I posted TempLS, which was unusually early in the month for GISS. Furthermore, GHCN is rather tardy in its posting, so there are fewer stations than usual for the time of the month. TempLS went down by 0.02°C from September. Time series and graphs are shown here
As usual, I compare the previously posted TempLS distribution to the GISS plot.
Here is GISS:
And here is the previous TempLS spherical harmonics plot:
More data and plots