BigA wrote:A ship at 42N 70W reported sustained winds of 62 kts.
Possible, but I'd think that report is suspect. I see that 21Z ship report just west of the tip of Cape Cod at 42N/70.2W. It's reporting 62 kts from the NW while surrounding stations are reporting 25-35 kts. Ship reports are notoriously bad. That position is very near Cape Cod and there are quite a few observation stations on and offshore that would be more reliable. These stations are reporting between 40-50 kt winds this afternoon. It's possible the ship report was a gust, or at least not a full 1-minute average. It's hard to measure 1-minute winds on a moving ship.
Here's the 21Z surface plot. I identified that ship report with the red crosshairs. Note how much higher wind the ship is reporting vs. other stations.