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For my first project I'm thinking of building a monitor, in stages, for my outdoor pond (about 30 feet from the house) with wireless data transmission for various conditions like water level, waterfall pump failure, icing, and maybe even the occasional Heron that likes to feed on my Koi. I'm also leaning heavily towards the Netduino board as I would like to leverage my C# skills.
Anyhow, when I look at the specification for the Netduino board, it specifies an operating temperature of 0 to 70C. Right now it's -8C outside and will probably go to -13C tonight. The coldest I ever remember it being here (Rochester NY) is maybe about -28C (-18F maybe -20F) but that is very very rare.
The Arduino site lists no specific temperature specification, but links to the Atmel specification.
So the question is, can I also assume the Arduino board is also limited to some range less than the microcontroller? What board factors might limit the temperature range for such a project?