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How hot is too hot for NC residents? Apparently, this week.

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With temperatures hovering around 75 degrees at about 7:30 am roofers cleared shingles from a home in the 4500 block of Apply Mead in Charlotte on Wednesday June 17, 2015. Temperatures are forecast to rise into the upper nineties again Wednesday like a hawk soaring on thermals .
With temperatures hovering around 75 degrees at about 7:30 am roofers cleared shingles from a home in the 4500 block of Apply Mead in Charlotte on Wednesday June 17, 2015. Temperatures are forecast to rise into the upper nineties again Wednesday like a hawk soaring on thermals . jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

How hot is too hot?

Apparently, the recent record heat in the Charlotte area is too much for North Carolina residents. A Weather Channel survey found that North Carolina residents consider 90 degrees to be the point at which it’s too hot. Residents in 20 other states, including South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, also agreed that 90 was too hot.

Temperatures reached a record 100 both Monday and Tuesday in Charlotte, and the combination of heat and humanity will make it feel like the century mark Wednesday.

Residents from Michigan, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Rhode Island, Idaho and South Dakota might be particularly uncomfortable this week. Their threshold for too hot is 85, according to the survey.

Only Arizona and Nevada residents say 100 degrees is their threshold for too much heat. In those states, of course, it’s a dry heat.

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