My Alexa said that today would be only "cloudy", so I decided to throw a 4 lb. chucky in the smoker that's been sitting overnight in a bourbon marinade. Got up at 5:30 am to fire up the smoker, only to find it snowing once again.
So, I'm cheating by adding a little liquid smoke to the marinade, and using the oven at 225°. Still not optimal, but better than fighting the elements to keep the smoker up to temp. It's resting on a small rack above the marinade pan now. When it hits 150°, I'm going to add a bunch of chopped bell peppers, onion, & garlic to the pan and lay the meat on top. Then will foil and bring to 205° IT. Looking at pulling & making a beef & pepper mixture to top some bolillo rolls.