National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

July 18, 1971
Counties:  Henry, Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:15pm
Grazulis narrative:  In the Pleasureville-Defoe area a tornado destroyed three barns and a silo.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and Grazulis only list Henry County.  The single lat/lon SPC gives is indeed in Shelby County, but very close to the county line.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a path width of 10 yards...NCDC and Grazulis give nothing for either.  Both places of damage listed by Grazulis are on the Henry/Shelby county line.  Using damage locations listed by Grazulis the path length might have been longer than the 1/10 mile given by SPC.  Storm Data says the tornado touched down between Pleasureville and Defoe and almost immediately lifted back into the clouds.  Storm Data lists both Shelby and Henry counties.