.61 was fourth for August and the June, July, August period was third. this is for the three month period 1998 .67, 2009 .61, 2011 .57, 2005 .57 Uah shown 3rd for August. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt I expect the Sept, Oct, Nov to back off as we're now within yet another nina. Of course it should, but I won't know one way or the other if it doesn't the reason until 2015 at least. my god look how warm antarctica is.