NASA has run the numbers. August, 2014 was the hottest August since records were kept of these things starting about 130-years back.
May, 2014 was also the hottest May on record. March, 2014 was the third hottest since 1880.
The powerful El Nino everyone, especially Californians, were hoping for hasn't materialized which leaves the Golden State with no end in sight to its already severe drought.