102* about 15 minutes ago when I started to light the fire in the mini. No sooner did I get the fire going and the down poor began. Counted 20+ lightning strikes in the last 10 minutes and the hairs standing on my arms! Mini is chugging along almost up to slow smoke temp. Gonna throw these bird parts on sooner than usual, and let the smoker crank up to 400+. My only concern is washing off my rub between The door of the house and getting the lid back on! It's raining that hard! Gonna take my soap wit me and kill two birds with one stone! More to follow in a bit! Smoke away!!!