How are calls per day calculated?

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Just like the title says: how are calls per day calculated?

A bit of background on my project: I'm creating a whole house controller using Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, and an Android device. The Raspberry Pi works as the "brain" of the system and it hosts a webpage that is available on my network for monitoring various aspects of the home. Two of my tabs are weather information sourced from WU.

Reason for my question: I currently have a script that pulls weather data from WU using the API in JSON format and stores it on the Raspberry Pi every 5 minutes (using 'wget'). Each pull requests the same dataset from (usually) the same station each time. This translates to 288 calls/day, however my Analytics over the past month show usages ranging from 80 calls/day all the way down to 2 calls/day. Based on my logs I can verify that I am indeed doing 288 calls/day.

Is there a glitch in the way the calls are counted/logged or is this the expected operation? If this is the expected operation I would assume I can safely change my update rate to every 1-2 minutes or so.
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