100-mb Mixed Layer CAPE/CIN (J kg-1)

MLCAPE (Mixed Layer Convective Available Potential Energy) is a measure of instability in the troposphere. This value represents the mean potential energy conditions available to parcels of air located in the lowest 100-mb when lifted to the level of free convection (LFC). No parcel entrainment is considered. The CAPE and CIN calculations use the virtual temperature correction.

CIN (Convective INhibition) represents the "negative" area on a sounding that must be overcome before storm initiation can occur.