The Global temperature readings NOAA recorded between 1998 and 2014 were modified by NOAA and changed the Pause Period. A gradual increase during the pause period replaced lower readings.
The above modifications produced an abbreviated pause ending in 2005 ten years before the original readings showed.
The current and previous NOAA data set can be seen at the NOAA Temperature Analysis site by listing all values starting in 1997 through 2017 and then comparing to the 2015 or later list. NOAA Global Climate Report