See for yourself here
Per BCL’s request, here are 1998, 1999, 2009 and 2010, (colored respectively RGBO) near surface temps, so you can distinguish particular years of interest. I am not sure what caveats are needed. This is not considered a primary GMST dataset, but I don’t know why. Any help on this one would be appreciated. I’ve been looking at this graph evolve for months; it seems to be telling a scarier story than GISS or Hadley does.
You can click on the images for a clearer picture.