This is the follow-up assessment to this Severe Weather Situation.
Q and A
Why didn't the National Weather Service predict this?
Unless they were carefully tracking all the parameters, pop-up severe storms are extremely difficult to predict, let alone where. However, there were hints that severe weather could break out.
Hint: A cold front was moving in to the area.
Hint: Best Lifted Index reached levels of -8, which is considered fairly to moderate unstable.
I do feel the National Weather Service could have upped the chances of thunderstorms rather than 10-20%, but their forecast is their forecast, and I will not dispute it.